An exploration of the mental health needs of asylum seeking women and children in the UK: implications for health visiting practice

This literature review by Robert Dransfield and Liz Clark explores the issues surrounding the mental health and wellbeing of asylum seekers in the UK as it relates to health visiting practice.

Marking 70 years of the NHS

A variety of events and media are being organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Intrusion or inclusion? Helping or hindering LGBT equality?

As a new sexual orientation monitoring standard is published, journalist Anna Scott asks if gathering this data is overreaching, or an important step in promoting LGBT equality in healthcare outcomes.

A few good men: where are all the Male CPs?

In some areas of nursing, men are commonplace, but community roles seem to remain largely off-limits. Journalist Phil Harris investigates.

Is school nursing DNR?

School nursing services across the UK are being changed, cut, expanded and integrated into other teams. With no apparent UK-wide consensus on what their role should be, do school nurses have a future in the modern NHS? Journalist Sarah Campbell investigates.

Calling Doctor Google

The rise of the internet has given us all a world of health information at our fingertips. Journalist Juliette Astrup looks at how researching symptoms online impacts on community practitioners.

Immunisation: spreading the word

Health visitors are vital to achieving full vaccine coverage among children, say Michelle Falconer, Laura Craig, Helen Campbell and David Green of Public Health England.

Asthma matters

Dr Andy Whittamore from Asthma UK reveals the need-to-know facts about the common lung condition, and how you can help people take it more seriously – and save lives.

24 Hours with Clare Stiles

Clare is the team leader for child health in NHS Shetland and recently became a Queen’s Nurse. She lives on the island of Yell.

Where will we be in 2027?

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter encourages you to shape a better future for NHS staff by
having your say on the new draft workforce strategy.

Voice of a student: ‘I’m not a research nurse… am I?’

Louise Henderson 

PhD student and nurse lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and NHS Grampian

 

Update from the CPHVA Executive

This month, the committee explains Expert Reference Groups and how you can get involved.

Art as medicine

How can the creative arts help our NHS? Nicky Goulder from charity Create explains.

The big question: what will be the main challenges in community health for 2018?

Three members offer their insight on the challenges ahead for health visitors, school nurses, and community nursery nurses.

Air pollution harms unborn babies

Air pollution from road traffic is linked to an increased risk of low birthweight babies, says a study led by Imperial College London.

Probiotic’s potential to help babies with colic

Researchers have found evidence to support the use of a probiotic in babies with colic or excessive crying.

One in six parents allow children alcohol at 14

One in six UK parents have let their children drink alcohol by the age of 14, a new study shows.

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