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

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. 

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.