Homeless: in a lonely place

The number of sofa surfers, rough sleepers and families crammed into inadequate B&Bs is growing, writes Anna Scott. And homelessness brings health risks, poor life chances and social exclusion.

MacQueen Bursary - apply now

Apply for a MacQueen Bursary 2017-18

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce the MacQueen Bursaries for 2017-18 are open. There are two categories of bursary available to Unite-CPHVA members.

CPHVA Annual General Meeting 2017: Calling all CPHVA members!

There is an opportunity for you to apply for a supported place to attend your Annual General Meeting.

Fiona McQueen: "If I can do it, anyone can"

Professor Fiona McQueen, Scotland’s chief nursing officer, describes her journey to fitness, and ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to public health advice on healthy eating and physical activity.

Uphold fair job evaluation

As employers seek to restructure and re-band positions, ensure that managers follow job evaluation procedures correctly, says Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter.

Positive stress-relief

If we can develop strategies to remain positive in a demanding and stressful work environment, argues Claire Chambers, our world will be a healthier and happier place.

Beating the back-to-school blues

The arrival of the new school year can be a difficult time for children, reports Phil Harris.

Lost in translation

In a multilingual society and with interpreters in short supply, should children act as their parents’ language brokers with health professionals – even if they have embarrassing or taboo conditions? George Guiton, James Dunne and Fiona Finlay explore the issues.

Keep it clean

Superbugs, norovirus and antibiotic resistance regularly hit the headlines. John Windell explores the key role healthcare professionals can play in controlling infection.

Doing it by the book

In an age of voice activation and touchscreen technology, has the humble book had its day? We look at why reading is still so crucial – and how community practitioners can help families get children into books.

Nose and throat germs key to infant health

Bacteria that live in the nose and throat might be crucial to warding off childhood infections, a new study shows.