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

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NQHV: Time for a change

My student health visitor journey began in May 2017.

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Rights at work: it pays to get involved

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, gives a flavour of the latest pay update and encourages you to become a job evaluation expert in your local area.

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Feedback: moving messages

Celebrating and supporting breastfeeding, and details of how to get involved in your professional journal.

NQHV: on the right path

I was under no illusion about how challenging the role of a health visitor would be, having previously worked as a Band 5 health visiting staff nurse.

Profession at crisis point as caseload rises

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, calls for action on numbers of health visitors and urges CPs to ask branches for support in attending conference.

Voice of a student: ‘Changing my career, one step at a time’

Ceriann Howard, Full-time specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) – health visiting student Cardiff University

Set the wheels in motion at the AGM

Want to ensure your motion for this year’s Unite-CPHVA AGM is considered? Here are a few tips to help you…

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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