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

One-to-one: listening, learning, leading

Almost six months into her role as Wales’ top nurse, Sue Tranka talks about her journey so far and her key priorities for the future, including for the CP workforce.

New ways of working

A health visitor reveals how she coped and thrived while in post (and shielding) during the pandemic.

Menopause at work matters

Unite-CPHVA is serious about women’s rights at work during menopause, says Unite national officer Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe.

The haunting

Ann Guindi examines how vicarious trauma can affect health workers and what steps can be taken to help these ‘wounded healers’.

MacQueen bursary 2022

Winning a bursary can progress your professional development and further the work you do. Find out how to enter, plus hear from some of last year’s recipients.

A major headache

Some 10 million people in the UK are affected by migraine. Una Farrell of The Migraine Trust looks at how healthcare should change to better help them.

'There is a lot to be won'

A New Year message from Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.

Embedding equality

Dr Habib Naqvi on the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s unique position to scrutinise the NHS and overturn deep-seated racial inequalities.

Making the most of remote learning

James Salmons and colleagues describe running a remote public health nursing placement for pre-registration students and look at the experiences of placement providers, institutions and learners themselves.

One to one: shaking the shackles

Emily Aklan, the driving force behind the Hope Instead of Handcuffs campaign, talks about the worryingly prevalent but little-known issue of using restraints on children in care.

Baby loss: a journey of grief

To mark the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week on 9 October, Clare Worgan and Marc Harder of the charity Sands look at the help available to the public and healthcare professionals.

Conference and AGM 2021: leading the way

The Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference is back for 2021, but continuing in a slightly different format.

A new tool to fight racism

Unite in Health launched its new black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAEM) education resource at a virtual event on 22 June, with more than 200 people attending.

Rights at work: your voice matters

Don’t miss the chance to have your say on the Unite-CPHVA pay consultation and indicative industrial action ballot, says Unite national officer Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe

Readership survey 2021: here's what you told us...

Sharing some key findings from the Community Practitioner 2021 readership survey.  Download the PDF, here. 

CNO reflection and thank you

In part one of our series, the chief nursing officers (CNOs) for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales reflect and thank CPs for their efforts during the pandemic, and beyond.

Covid-19 vaccination: rebuilding trust

A panel of esteemed speakers convened by Unite-CPHVA explored vaccine uptake among black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

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