Attend anywhere

SCPHN lecturer Bridget Halnan on using digital technology to maintain a Healthy Child Programme service during lockdown and perceptions from service users.

The haunting

Ann Guindi examines how vicarious trauma can affect health workers and what steps can be taken to help these ‘wounded healers’.

MacQueen bursary 2022

Winning a bursary can progress your professional development and further the work you do. Find out how to enter, plus hear from some of last year’s recipients.

A major headache

Some 10 million people in the UK are affected by migraine. Una Farrell of The Migraine Trust looks at how healthcare should change to better help them.

'There is a lot to be won'

A New Year message from Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.

Leading the way

All the highlights from the latest Unite-CPHVA 2021 Virtual Professional Conference, held in November.

Families feel the pinch

Rising inflation and the reduction in government financial support following the pandemic are hitting families hard. Journalist Anna Scott looks at the impact and how CPs can offer support.

Daily activities more problematic for older women than men

Women are more likely than men to struggle with regular daily tasks and mobility activities as they age, according to an analysis in The Lancet Health Longevity.

STIs and bacterial infection in teenage girls are the result of gender inequalities

A study assessing the impact of menstrual cups and the role of a vaginal microbiome in mitigating rates of bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), found about 10% of secondary school girls had STIs and 11% bacterial vaginosis.

Disrupted body clock and inflammatory disease linked

Cell rhythms disrupted by an irregular body clock could contribute to chronic inflammatory diseases such as heart disease and arthritis, diabetes and cancer.

School attendance could play crucial role in mental health support

Researchers found that children and young people with a neurodevelopmental disorder (ADHD and autism spectrum disorder), mental disorder, or who self-harm are more likely to miss school than their peers.

Hearing dogs significantly improve people's lives, first-ever trial shows

Research published in Trials shows that assistance dogs for those living with hearing loss have positive and far-reaching impacts.

Blood sugar history proves vital for people with diabetes who catch Covid

People with type 2 diabetes who contract Covid-19 are nearly twice as likely to go to intensive care if they have a history of poorly managed blood sugar levels, according to a study in BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.

NMC register grows despite service pressures and exits

The NMC’s mid-year report has revealed that the professional register grew to 744,929 professionals – an increase of 13,011 or 1.8% – between April and September 2021.

England: Infection prevention scheme for adult social care launched

A network of adult social care infection prevention and control champions has been launched by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Scotland: New learning hub for professionals to improve public health

Public Health Scotland (PHS) has launched an online public health learning hub to support people working in public services.

Stigma around death leads people to miss out on primary care

The UK’s reluctance to talk about death, and low public awareness of palliative care contributes to one in four people missing out on vital care at the end of their lives, says charity Marie Curie