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

Big question: what are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

This month we ask: What are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

April feedback: opportunity knocks

This month is full of chances to be recognised for your work and get ahead. Here’s a round-up...

NQHV: the bigger picture

The transition to health visitor was difficult – the pressure of the responsibility is huge.

24 hours with Chris Sweeney

Chris is an HV from Glasgow. He is on his third assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières, as the nursing activity manager in Ethiopia.

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Rights at work: tips for transferring

When swapping employers, make sure you keep your NHS terms and conditions and NHS pension for yourself and for future employees, writes Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health.

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Feedback: staying ahead

From important publications to award applications, here’s a round-up of the latest member news and opportunities.

A fresh challenge

A fresh challenge - former paediatric nurse Sharon Dacey writes about making the switch to health visiting. 

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?

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