Health visitor feedback on a structured, behavioural training for working with families of children with behaviour problems

Margiad Williams and Judy Hutchings questioned HVs who delivered a skills programme for parents to effectively address behavioural problems. 

News in numbers: October

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers.

Wales: smacking ban splits public down the middle

Public opinion is divided on proposals for a smacking ban.

Adopting a better approach

Adoption is only the start of a new journey that can be both rewarding and challenging. How can you help support adoptive families? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

The future of practice

How might current and future technology developments impact on the way you carry out your work now and in the future? And how could this affect your clients? Journalist Peter Crush reports.

Disability: hear to help

In a new series on how you can help clients living with disability – from sensory impairments to mobility issues, journalist Anna Scott looks at hearing loss in children.

Holding on to primary healthcare nurses

Sue Randall and Tonia Crawford describe a programme in Sydney, Australia, that helps to recruit and retain community health nursing students.

A focus on: Hinduism

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, Professor Eleanor Nesbitt looks at Hinduism.

Clinical: coping with croup

This viral infection is common and usually harmless, writes journalist John Windell, but a toddler’s barking cough and rasping breathing can still alarm parents.

NHS pay – one step at a time

The basic pay journey of NHS staff has had a reset. Sarah Carpenter, Unite’s head of health, asks how the new framework for pay progression affects you.

October feedback

Knife crime, soap operas and selfies: your views on what we’ve been up to.

The big question: do you see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs)?

Kathryn Waldegrave and Lisa Webster discuss whether or not they see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs).

Big story: power to the people?

Five years after local authorities in England took on responsibility for commissioning public health services, journalist Juliette Astrup asks how councils are reaching out to their communities to shape the local health agenda.

UK: babies that eat solids early sleep better

Babies introduced to solid foods early sleep longer and wake less frequently at night than those exclusively breastfed for the first six months, according to a new study.

Australia: poor body image rises along with children’s hormones

Children as young as eight are vulnerable to poor body image as hormone levels rise with the onset of puberty, new research has found.

Finland: high vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol

New research has found a link between higher vitamin D levels and cholesterol levels in primary school children.

UK: babies in prams ‘exposed to more pollution’

Young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults because they are lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes, a study suggests.

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