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

Celebrating Black History Month

Specialist Vulnerability Practitioner Dawn Marie Blake, reveals how her NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating BAME staff this October and beyond.

A new virtual reality: Unite-CPHVA conference

Introducing the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference and AGM 2020 – virtual style, and a word of thanks.

Tribute to Mary Seacole

A look at the life and legacy of the heroic nurse who bravely helped soldiers during the Crimean War, and still inspires others.

Training and adapting in a new world: SCPHN students

Continuing from last issue’s ‘University Challenged’, SCPHN leads across the UK share how programmes are being delivered during the pandemic.*

Starting to measure up: a tool for SNs

Erica Lloyd on how measuring outcomes can improve school nurses’ effectiveness.

Have your say at the AGM 2020

The CPHVA Executive explain the value of submitting a motion to the AGM, and exactly how to go about it.

Covid across the four nations: insight from Unite

Gain insight from Unite officers on the main pandemic issues relevant to CPs across the UK, plus how they’re working on your behalf.

Rights at work: what am I entitled to?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, offers an update on staying safe during essential home visits, and what to expect if you’re redeployed.

Rights at work: pushing the limits

Jane Beach, Unite lead professional officer for regulation, recognises that you may have to work outside your scope of practice in these unprecedented times.

The hidden harm of elder abuse

A third of UK citizens think that domestic violence directed towards older people isn’t abuse. That’s why the present lockdown for older people looks increasingly concerning, says Veronica Gray of Hourglass.

One-to-one: just doing what's right

Meet another of your new vice-presidents… councillor Sara Rowbotham talks to Aviva Attias about her career twists and turns – and her future plans.

The first lesson: resilience

Leading expert in trauma-informed training Sue Penna explains how resilence is the best skill children can learn.

Voice of a student: take the leap

Bonnie Harley
Newly qualified health visitor, Cardiff & Vale UHB

Rights at work: the verdict on pensions

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, answers your questions about NHS pensions and the McCloud court case that showed how transitional provisions to pensions breached age discrimination law.

One-to-one: why not you?

Meet one of your new vice-presidents… Professor Gina Awoko Higginbottom talks to Aviva Attias about her career, inspirations and well-earned wisdom.

Rights at work: picking up the pieces in 2020

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, looks at the prospects for community practitioners following the election result last year.

A personal reflection

Ruth Oshikanlu, Queen’s Nurse and nurse entrepreneur, reflects on her personal successes of 2019, how this will help the profession, and the posisitve events to come in 2020.

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