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
 

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.

Practice closures ‘leave 200,000 without GPs’

Record numbers of GP practice closures have forced around 265,000 to move, according to data published in April.

 

Term-time holidays on the up in England

Family holidays during term time accounted for a quarter of unauthorised school absences in England, new data shows.

UK public health budgets are a ‘false economy’, research suggests

Recent cuts made to public health budgets in the UK are set to cost the NHS and the wider economy ‘billions’, warns new research.

Fears benefit cap will 'push 200,000 more children into poverty'

New limits being imposed on benefit payments could force 200,000 more children into poverty, campaigners fear.

Unvaccinated children being refused healthcare in Australia

One in six children not up to date with their vaccines have been refused healthcare treatment in Australia.

Children of depressed mums more likely to be injured by accident

Accidental injuries in young children are more likely if their mothers are experiencing depression or anxiety, a new study shows.

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