The empty echo: are decision makers acting on BAME concerns?

Decision-makers may listen to BAME concerns, but will they act on them? Asha Day examines the Public Health England report from June, the lessons that have been learned, and those that haven’t.

Diverse needs: supporting BAME families

BAME people suffer racial discrimination throughout their lives, as highlighted recently by the Black Lives Matter protests. Journalist Linsey Wynton, a mother of three mixed-race children, asks how CPs can best help BAME families.

Obesity: is it everybody's problem?

Can government strategy help tip the scales on the UK’s excess weight, or is there too much onus on the individual? And what do CPs think? Journalist Jo Waters reports.

MacQueen bursary 2021: how to apply

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce that applications for a MacQueen bursary are now open for 2021. 

Looking out for looked-after children

GP Jeremy C Gibson and nurse Heather Peet discuss ways to keep this most vulnerable and overlooked sector of society safe and hopeful for the future. 

Clinical: Type 2 diabetes is on the rise

Type 2 diabetes is rife in the UK, even among children, but supporting people to make healthier choices could improve the situation hugely, writes journalist Julie Penfold.

Tribute to Betsi Cadwaladr

A look at the life and legacy of the brave, determined and pioneering Welsh nurse who cared for soldiers in the Crimean War.

Members are moving on up

Discover fantastic member achievements, and more student updates.

News in numbers: November/December 2020

A breakdown of recent community health news, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

Rights at work: time for cash, not claps

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, sets out Unite-CPHVA’s position on pay. 

We won! Write for your award-winning journal 

We are delighted to inform you that your professional journal has won an industry-leading award.

The Covid crunch: impact on economy and health

The UK entered its first recession in 11 years in August. Journalist Juliette Astrup explores the impact on families and children, and on services and community practitioners themselves.

Vaping is not a ‘safer option’ for pregnant women

According to the first known study into the effects of prenatal nicotine exposure on babies, e-cigarettes might not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy.

Self-harm risk is higher in early pubescents

Those who experience puberty earlier than their peers have a higher risk of self-harm in adolescence, reveals research published in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.

Women’s attitudes may lead to better Covid compliance

A study across eight countries has revealed that women consider Covid-19 a more serious health problem than men and are more likely to approve of and comply with health policies.

Mental health impact of pandemics on healthcare staff

Researchers have looked at how treating patients in past pandemics affected the mental health of frontline staff.

Possible risk of neurological harm to young people from air pollution

Researchers found markers of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease in the brainstems of 186 young Mexico City residents aged 11 months to 27 years.

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