Student voices during Covid-19

Two health visitor students offer their honest accounts of what life’s been like since the pandemic hit, and share their concerns in the process.  

What's your practice reality during Covid-19?

As the UK adjusts to life in lockdown, how are CPs carrying out crucial work while staying safe? Here’s just a snapshot of your current situations…

Health equality - can it ever be reached?

Landmark reports have shockingly revealed growing gaps between the health and life expectancy of the rich and poor in the UK. Journalist Jo Waters asks why these inequalities exist, plus if and how it’s possible to help bridge the divide.

Tribute to Florence Nightingale

The month of May marks both International Nurses Day and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The world’s most famous nurse remains as relevant today as ever.

Thank you to our members!

A message for all of you from Unite-CPHVA...

Autism and activity: keeping it up

Psychologists Jez Janda and James Smolinski show how increasing physical activity among children with autism spectrum condition can transform the way interventions are delivered in the community.

Rights at work: what am I entitled to?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, offers an update on staying safe during essential home visits, and what to expect if you’re redeployed.

Early childhood antibiotics may increase risk of type 1 diabetes

Children prescribed antibiotics in the first year of life may have an increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children by age 10, new research suggests.

Full-fat dairy not linked to obesity in children

Giving children full-fat milk and dairy products will not increase the risk of obesity or heart disease, a systematic review claims.

Vitamin D lack in mothers associated with ADHD in children

Low levels of maternal vitamin D in early pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a study.

Covid-19 life assurance scheme announced

The families of health and care workers on the frontline will benefit from a new life assurance scheme during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mental health charities offer support to frontline

Mind, Samaritans, Shout, Hospice UK and the Royal Foundation (of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) have launched a mental health support service for frontline and key workers.

NMC call heard by more than 10,000 former workers

In just three weeks, 10,823 former nurses, midwives and overseas registrants signed up to the NMC temporary register to fight Covid-19.

England: trust says BAME staff are ‘at risk’ from Covid-19

In a letter to its BAME colleagues, an NHS trust in England has classified all of its BAME staff as ‘vulnerable and at risk’ from Covid-19. 

England: vapers wrongly think their habit is as bad as cigarettes

An increasing number of smokers believe nicotine vaping products are equally or more harmful than smoking, says a report from Public Health England (PHE). 

Thousands of cancer cases being missed during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a dramatic effect on cancer services, warns Cancer Research UK (CRUK), and thousands of cases are being missed.

Fear of measles outbreak amid Covid-19 pandemic

Measles outbreaks may occur because of the coronavirus pandemic, says Unicef, due to possible disruptions to vaccination services. 

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