MPs discuss HV crisis

The reduction in the number of health visitors in England, alongside other major issues facing the profession, were debated by MPs in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 23 October.

CP meets Len McCluskey

Community Practitioner caught up with general secretary of Unite the Union Len McCluskey after his talk at the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference 2019.

Health visitor battle continues

The campaign for pay justice continues as Lincolnshire health visitors took centre stage at the TUC Congress in Brighton. 

Search for NMC Chair

The NMC are seeking a suitable independent Chair to oversee work on their post registration standards.

Search for NMC Chair

The NMC are seeking a suitable independent Chair to oversee work on their post registration standards.

Urgent action for anti-vax crisis

Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls for urgent action to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles reported in the UK.

Are you the one?

Community Practitioner is on the look out for a new professional editor

‘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.