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.  

Spotlight: digital red books

A consultation has been launched to help determine the requirements of a new digital community child health record.

Children’s mental health services ‘in staffing crisis’

A third of professionals working with children and young people say their services are facing downsizing or closure.

New NHS proposals fail children

The new health proposals ‘fail to take into account the needs of children’, royal college warns.

NICE guidelines: children who don't gain weight

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new draft guidelines for the care of children who do not gain weight as normally expected.

What might the General Election mean for the NHS?

As the General Election campaign shifts into top gear, the main parties have published their manifestos, giving voters the opportunity to examine their plans for governing the country.

New training programme slashes teenage rugby injuries

An exercise routine that has reduced rugby injuries by over 70% in the youth game is to be introduced to schools.

Poll finds mental health issues starting from four

Children as young as four are suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression, a poll has found.

Sexual health services harder to access in the UK, study finds

It has become more difficult to access sexual health services in the UK, new research has suggested.