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. 
 

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.

Urinary problems untreated in childhood can continue into teens

Children who wet themselves are more likely to suffer bladder and bowel problems as teenagers, new research has shown.

Flame-retardant chemicals 'could affect behaviour' in young children

Widely used flame-retardant chemicals found in furniture, carpets, electronics and mattresses among other things could be affecting the development of young children, US academics have suggested.

Being overweight in pregnancy linked to infant risk of cerebral palsy

A study of Swedish women has associated being overweight or obese in pregnancy with a higher infant risk of cerebral palsy.

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