Time for a screen break?

Concerns have been raised that digital devices are now a fundamental part of so many children’s lives, but are there mixed messages around the impact on young people? And how can you help parents navigate the advice? Journalist Georgina Fuller reports.

Exploring Glasgow parents’ views of the Equal Protection from Assault Bill

Christopher Sweeney, health visitor, and public health lecturer William Spence used mixed methods research to explore the views of Glasgow parents on the proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill in order to inform the work of health visitors and other professionals working with families.

May news in numbers

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

A closed eye on dementia

Helen Rostill describes how artificial intelligence can monitor people with dementia in the home to reduce hospital admissions and support struggling carers.

We need to talk about death

How can you best support families who are in the sad position of mourning a child or a parent? Journalist Linsey Wynton reports.

Interview survival guide

After all the hard work and study, what’s the best way to handle an interview to secure a role? Senior CPs, recruiters and a newly qualified CP share their invaluable advice…

Setting the scenario

Sharon Frankland evaluates a simulation activity for new public health nursing students piloted at Sheffield Hallam University.

When the screaming won't stop

Colic and persistent crying can be distressing for babies and parents alike, so what is the latest thinking on the causes
and the best way to deal with it?

Readership survey 2019: what did you say?

At the start of the year, we launched a readership survey to garner your thoughts on the journal – the content, the design, and the direction. Discover some of the main results…

May feedback: everyday heroes

Why giving children an insight into your career can prove so invaluable, and the reasons entering awards can be beyond beneficial...

MacQueen 20th anniversary awards

It is an amazing 20 years since the CPHVA Education and Development Trust was established following a bequest by Dr Ian MacQueen.

Pay deal year two: the breakdown

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, looks at NHS England terms and conditions, and safe staffing levels across the UK.

Big story: mindful from the start?

With mindfulness exercises set to be among techniques taught in a government-led trial across primary schools, journalist Juliette Astrup asks about the growing interest in mindfulness and how it can help support children’s wellbeing.

Spain: mother’s diet modulates ADHD risk

What a mother eats during pregnancy could affect her child’s risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests new research.

Australia: time-out is a positive discipline strategy

A University of Sydney study says that time-out is helpful as a method of discipline for children.

Denmark: MMR vaccine does not cause autism: reconfirmed

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children and is not associated with clustering of cases following vaccination.

UK/Sweden: painkillers in pregnancy do not cause childhood asthma

The risk of children developing asthma does not increase when their mothers take painkillers during pregnancy, a major study has concluded.

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