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

24 Hours with Clare Stiles

Clare is the team leader for child health in NHS Shetland and recently became a Queen’s Nurse. She lives on the island of Yell.

Where will we be in 2027?

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter encourages you to shape a better future for NHS staff by
having your say on the new draft workforce strategy.

Voice of a student: ‘I’m not a research nurse… am I?’

Louise Henderson 

PhD student and nurse lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and NHS Grampian


Committee meeting

Update from the CPHVA Executive

This month, the committee explains Expert Reference Groups and how you can get involved.

Art as medicine

How can the creative arts help our NHS? Nicky Goulder from charity Create explains.

The big question: what will be the main challenges in community health for 2018?

Three members offer their insight on the challenges ahead for health visitors, school nurses, and community nursery nurses.

John Bird

The big vision: interview with John Bird

Co-founder of The Big Issue empire John Bird talks about the way to lift people out of poverty, fighting social injustice and his plans to make it all happen.

NHS doctor assessing patient

2018 – the year of the NHS

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter looks back at the key issues and campaigns of 2017, and ahead to a looming milestone in 2018.

CPHVA Executive: touching base

Welcome to the first of new, regular updates from the CPHVA Executive.

People using social media illustration

Social (learning) skills

All our health is a framework of evidence, published in December, by Public Health England (PHE).

Pru Leith and Queens Nursing Institute Scotland award winner

Awards: Scotland's nurses

A total of 20 community nurses have been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland.