Helping new parents: 'I think my husband has postantal depression'

Alison Lewis on how the PANDAS Foundation can help start a conversation with those parents deeply affected by childbirth. 

Tribute to Edith Cavell

In this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we look at the heroic achievements of wartime nurse Edith Cavell.

Education during Covid-19: university challenged

A shift to virtual teaching and learning during a global pandemic: a Cardiff University SCPHN programme perspective from Michelle Moseley.

Covid-19 reflections

A community nursery nurse in England who retired and returned during the pandemic, and a health visitor in Scotland, reveal their recent experiences.

Clinical: life versus lupus

Lupus is often associated with women, but a fifth of cases are diagnosed in childhood. It can make a huge impact on a young person’s life but, with support, they can thrive, says journalist Julie Penfold.

Homelessness: crisis round the corner?

Lockdown, compounded by a deep economic slump, threatens to push thousands of people into homelessness. Journalist Juliette Astrup explores this shifting landscape and asks what happens next.

Infant mental health: a stronger start

How has the NSPCC promoted infant mental health during lockdown? Dawn Hodson, Victoria Joel, Julia Mayes and Louise Harrington explain how their evidence-based services help build up young brains: from serve-and-return interactions to easing parental stress.

NMC reveals plans to move towards the ‘new normal’

The NMC has proposed a series of gradual changes to help support nursing and midwifery students and professionals during this transition period in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Working from home: the new reality

As the fight against Covid-19 continues, and CPs find themselves working from home at least in part, journalist Linsey Wynton considers the main issues this presents for CPs. 

Action plan needed: Covid-19 impact on BAME groups

Public Health England (PHE) has released a follow-up report after a descriptive data review showed that BAME people had the highest death rates from Covid-19.

Unite launches Covid-19 risk guide for BAME members

Unite the Union has produced a Covid-19 health and safety guide on risk assessment for BAME workers, with practical guidance for employers and employees.

England: charities reveal negative impact of funding cuts and higher demand

Analysis by the UK’s largest children’s charities have revealed the double impact of a ‘toxic cocktail of cuts’, and a ‘soaring demand for help’ due to Covid-19.

Northern Ireland: cancer waiting lists lengthen

From January to March 2020, the percentage of patients with an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer starting treatment within 62 days was an average of 49% – the ministerial target is 95%.

Half of 16- to 24-year-olds have felt lonely during the pandemic

Young people aged 16 to 24 are more than twice as likely (50.8%) to have experienced ‘loneliness lockdown’ as those aged 55 to 69 (24.1%), revealed a survey of more than 5200 adults in Great Britain.

One in four adults in the UK experience 'food insecurity'

Around 25% of UK adults have struggled during the pandemic to access food they can afford, leaving them susceptible to hunger and potential malnutrition.

England and Wales: Black males three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white males

An increasing number of reports are being published looking at the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities.

Infant feeding: the Covid effect

The pandemic has caused breastfeeding support in some areas of the UK to be stripped back to the bare minimum, writes Francesca Entwistle of the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative. But it’s still crucial for infant health.

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