England: 370 schools to take part in new mental health trials

Hundreds of children are taking part in one of the largest trials in the world to boost the evidence about what works to support mental health and wellbeing.

Scotland: RCPCH reviews progress on child health

Two years on from the launch of State of child health: Scotland, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has carried out a review of progress.

England: social media spreads vaccine misinformation

A report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that social media is stoking misplaced fears about vaccines, including concerns over their side effects.

Feedback: staying ahead

From important publications to award applications, here’s a round-up of the latest member news and opportunities.

Rights at work: tips for transferring

When swapping employers, make sure you keep your NHS terms and conditions and NHS pension for yourself and for future employees, writes Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health.

No more shame

You can give invaluable help to mothers about two problems they often just resign themselves to living with – stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, finds journalist Rima Evans

The power of support

Thousands of children around the UK have a learning disability, but what exactly does this mean for them and their families, and how can you help? Journalist John Windell reports.

The value of situational leadership

University lecturer Elaine Walls lifts the lid on how situational leadership teaching methods are helping to equip community practitioners with the skills they need in the field.

Young & lonely

Why is loneliness affecting children as young as 10, and what can be done to help tackle it? Journalist Georgina Fuller reports.

Scotland: plan to tackle NHS staff shortages delayed again

The Scottish Government has delayed publication of its integrated health and social care workforce plan – to tackle staff shortages and high vacancy rates – for the second time.

Protect from poison

RoSPA’s acting public health adviser Ashley Martin explains how you can help reduce accidental poisoning in under-fives.

Wales: adverse childhood experience pilot shows promise

Health visitors in Anglesey have been asking new mothers about their adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as part of a radical new parenting initiative.

Sorry, we're closed: Northern Ireland Government shutdown

The government shutdown in Northern Ireland is having far-reaching effects on community practice and the health of the nation. Journalist Linsey Wynton investigates.

Northern Ireland: political deadlock is harming child health, says RCPCH

Political deadlock blocking progress in child health policy is jeopardising the health of children in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland: new advice for parents on good dummy habits

The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland has produced a new factsheet to help parents develop good dummy habits for their babies.

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