Safeguarding supervision: on the front line

Ann Guindi, Alex Hassett and Margie Callanan explored the factors that contribute to effective safeguarding supervision in community nursing.

The case for race equality

Yvonne Coghill, director of Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation at NHS England, on the progress being made against race discrimination.

Crossing the line

Is there such a thing as safe recreational drug use when you’re a parent? Journalist Helen Bird investigates why mothers take substances such as cocaine and the impact it could have on children.

Just why do women face a fight for equal health

More women than men are dying from heart attacks, women’s pain is treated less aggressively, and conditions such as endometriosis can take years to be diagnosed. Journalist Jo Waters asks if women are getting a raw deal and how to redress the balance.

Why can't dad come home?

Health visitors Jo Lamb and Mel Griffiths on innovating practice to deliver the Healthy Child Wales Programme to fathers in prison.

Understanding autism

In the first of a two-part series, journalist Colleen Shannon asks how well we are supporting autistic children and their families.

Conference special 2019: Standing up for change

All the highlights of this year’s Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference.

Norway: Infant gluten intake raises risk of type 1 diabetes

A child’s intake of gluten at age 18 months is linked to their risk of later developing type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.

Spread training and skills money to HVs and SNs, says LGA

Government funding of £210m for nurses to improve training and skills should be expanded to cover health visitors and school nurses, the Local Government Association (LGA) says.

Nursing directors of the future’ graduate at Stormont

The first cohort of nurses to complete a course designed for potential nursing directors of the future has graduated.

Controversial Named person scheme scrapped

The Scottish Government has scrapped its controversial plan to appoint a named person to safeguard the welfare of every child in the country.

Parents fail to stop children’s centre closures

Campaigners fighting the closure of 19 children’s centres in Buckinghamshire have lost their High Court battle – clearing the way for the county council to replace 35 children’s centres with 16 family centres.

Psychiatrist ‘workforce crisis’ damages CAMHS

A psychiatric ‘workforce crisis’ is most acute in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), according to the latest census from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Baby bundle pilot to give families the ‘best start’ in life

Parents of newborns are to be offered a package of gifts including clothing, bathing and play items and information leaflets in a new scheme being piloted in Swansea Bay.

Suicide and self-harm prevention strategy is launched

A five-year plan to reduce rates of suicide and self-harm has been launched by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

Child health is stagnating, survey says

Some areas of child health, including obesity and mental health, are stagnating, according to the latest Scottish health survey.

Drug-poisoning deaths reach record levels

Deaths from drug poisoning have reached their highest ever levels in Wales, up by 78% over 10 years, according to a new report by Public Health Wales (PHW).

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