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

Celebrating Black History Month

Specialist Vulnerability Practitioner Dawn Marie Blake, reveals how her NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating BAME staff this October and beyond.

A new virtual reality: Unite-CPHVA conference

Introducing the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference and AGM 2020 – virtual style, and a word of thanks.

Tribute to Mary Seacole

A look at the life and legacy of the heroic nurse who bravely helped soldiers during the Crimean War, and still inspires others.

Training and adapting in a new world: SCPHN students

Continuing from last issue’s ‘University Challenged’, SCPHN leads across the UK share how programmes are being delivered during the pandemic.*

Starting to measure up: a tool for SNs

Erica Lloyd on how measuring outcomes can improve school nurses’ effectiveness.

Have your say at the AGM 2020

The CPHVA Executive explain the value of submitting a motion to the AGM, and exactly how to go about it.

Covid across the four nations: insight from Unite

Gain insight from Unite officers on the main pandemic issues relevant to CPs across the UK, plus how they’re working on your behalf.

Helping new parents: 'I think my husband has postantal depression'

Alison Lewis on how the PANDAS Foundation can help start a conversation with those parents deeply affected by childbirth. 

Tribute to Edith Cavell

In this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we look at the heroic achievements of wartime nurse Edith Cavell.

Education during Covid-19: university challenged

A shift to virtual teaching and learning during a global pandemic: a Cardiff University SCPHN programme perspective from Michelle Moseley.

Covid-19 reflections

A community nursery nurse in England who retired and returned during the pandemic, and a health visitor in Scotland, reveal their recent experiences.

Infant feeding: the Covid effect

The pandemic has caused breastfeeding support in some areas of the UK to be stripped back to the bare minimum, writes Francesca Entwistle of the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative. But it’s still crucial for infant health.

What we’ve learned from supporting parents and their babies in lockdown

This Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, Victoria Joel at the NSPCC  shares the insights gained through delivering their Baby Steps programme during a pandemic.

Student voices during Covid-19

Two health visitor students offer their honest accounts of what life’s been like since the pandemic hit, and share their concerns in the process.  

What's your practice reality during Covid-19?

As the UK adjusts to life in lockdown, how are CPs carrying out crucial work while staying safe? Here’s just a snapshot of your current situations…

Tribute to Florence Nightingale

The month of May marks both International Nurses Day and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The world’s most famous nurse remains as relevant today as ever.

Thank you to our members!

A message for all of you from Unite-CPHVA...

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