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

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.

Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Awards: Elizabeth Anionwu

CPHVA honorary vice president Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu was made a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute at their awards ceremony on 30 October.

Diversity matters

We look at the winners of this year’s Mary Seacole Awards, together with the vital issues raised at the ceremony.

The source of ignition

Former detective John Carnochan OBE reveals where his belief in early intervention began, its importance now, and the progress made in shifting the agenda.

Have a say in your pay

Make your feelings about morale and motivation known in the NHS Staff Survey, says James Lazou, research officer at Unite.

Meet the talented new president

Broadcaster, presenter and vocal coach to the stars Carrie Grant is the new honorary president of the CPHVA. She tells us about her passion for the NHS, her vision for patient-led healthcare, and the power of community practitioners to effect change.

Changing direction

Viv Bennett CBE explains why Public Health England is adopting a healthy living approach, and how you can play a key role in spreading the word.

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