Thoughts, views and analysis from members, organisations, stakeholders and clients. Contributions on the clinical and professional debates of the moment.

Community Practitioner Readership survey 2019

It’s been two years, but it’s that time again when we ask readers for their invaluable feedback on their professional journal.

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Are HV caseloads adding up?

As one member crunches caseload numbers, another looks at data protection and the Named Person, and we highlight the HVs named in the New Year’s Honours list.

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A brain under siege

Encephalitis may be rare, but when it strikes it can be devastating, and even deadly – especially for children and young people, writes journalist John Windell.

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New launch for members

Do you need more support in achieving your CPD goals? Are you interested in a streamlined online solution? Then read on...

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Rights at work: a road to nowhere?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, takes us through the reaction to the NHS long-term plan from Unite and community practitioners.

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The journal’s team at Redactive respond.

Why is it crucial that members find the time to complete the CP readership survey? The journal’s team at Redactive respond.

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Rights at work: pension review at critical point

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, looks through the impending NHS pension review and what trade unions are asking for.

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Feedback: awards and activity

Members of the CPHVA executive share highlights of 2018, Mary Seacole winners are announced, and a conference MacQueen Bursary award winner offers a reflection.

It’s your turn…

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce the MacQueen Bursaries for 2018-19 are open. There are currently two categories of bursary for Unite-CPHVA members:

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The big question: how can we highlight the value of the public health nursing team?

This month we ask: How can we highlight the value of the public health nursing team?

Feedback: conference special 2018

What did you take away from the Unite-CPHVA annual professional conference this year? We spoke to some of you to find out…

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Conference one-to-one: how are you, dad?

International campaigner for fathers’ mental health Mark Williams shares his story of coming through depression following the birth of his son, and how this experience inspired his fight to raise awareness and bring about change.

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Getting serious about staffing

James Lazou, research officer at Unite, considers the prospect of a long-term NHS workforce plan.

NHS pay – one step at a time

The basic pay journey of NHS staff has had a reset. Sarah Carpenter, Unite’s head of health, asks how the new framework for pay progression affects you.

October feedback

Knife crime, soap operas and selfies: your views on what we’ve been up to.

The big question: do you see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs)?

Kathryn Waldegrave and Lisa Webster discuss whether or not they see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs).

24 hours with Louise Wolstenholme

Louise is a health visitor and practice teacher within the 0-19 service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, working in Roma health.

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