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Lincolnshire health visitors continue to strike

Health visitors employed by Lincolnshire county council are stepping up their campaign with more strikes planned in a dispute over pay conditions.
 

New parents still not being seen

Around 25% of new parents are missing out on mandatory health visits, which may increase the risk of mental health issues, experts believe. 
 

Social care system at crisis point

BBC Panorama’s ‘Crisis in care’ highlighted the state of adult social care in the UK and the human costs of a failing system. 
 

Children’s mental health services face postcode lottery, warns new report

Children in need of ‘low-level’ mental health services – vital preventative and early intervention services for problems such as anxiety, depression or eating disorders are facing a postcode lottery. So found an investigation by the Children’s Commissioner for England.

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Help shape the content of this year’s Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference by submitting an abstract and/or poster for consideration.
 

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Mental health support for new fathers

Partners of expectant and new mothers who are unwell with mental health issues will be offered support and mental health checks, NHS England has announced.

HVs wanted for poisoning prevention campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of the need to keep children safe from accidental poisoning and eye injury is requesting the help of health visitors to spread its key messages.

Junk food ads banned on London transport

Adverts for junk food will be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed.
 

Call for ban on calorific milkshakes

Milkshakes with ‘grotesque’ amounts of sugar and calories should be banned from being sold in high street restaurants, campaigners claim.

‘Austerity is not over,’ says Unite

In response to the chancellor’s budget speech, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey says there is still the ‘horror’ to come of billions of pounds slashed from public spending.
 

Delegates told of ‘savage’ cuts to services

Cuts made to health visitors, school nurses and community nursery nurses were described as ‘savage’ and ‘another betrayal of our children’ by shadow health and social care secretary Jonathan Ashworth at the Unite/CPHVA conference last week.

High rates of poverty in UK compared with other rich nations

The UK has some of the worst rates of hunger and deprivation to be seen among high-income nations, a United Nations assessment has found.

Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health, report finds

A survey looking at how social networking sites affect young people’s mental health has found most have more negative than positive effects – with Instagram ranked the most detrimental.

Promoting professionalism

The four chief nursing officers have launched a professionalism framework in nursing and midwifery.

Nurses honoured at Abbey service

A memorial service at Westminster Abbey attended by nurses from around the country marked this year’s International Nurses’ Day on 17 May.  

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