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

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.

Slipping through the cracks

Luna Williams of the Immigration Advice Service outlines the many challenges asylum-seeking children and families with disabilities face as they go through a ‘flawed’ system.

There’s still time!

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce that the deadline to apply for a MacQueen Bursary for 2019-20 has now been extended to April.

MacQueen bursaries: reaping the rewards

We hear from seven more recipients on what their bursaries have enabled them to achieve…

Britain is proud of her...

Huge congratulations to CPHVA honorary vice-president Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu.

Rights at work: What’s new in the Spending Review?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, crunches the numbers from September’s spending review and asks if they really add up for the NHS.

September feedback

It’s time to get nominating for the CPHVA Executive Committee, and as always don’t forget to send in your thoughts on the journal.

LAR of the year award 2019

Do you know a Local Accredited Representative who deserves special recognition for their hard wor

Industrial action: what you need to know

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, examines your right to take industrial action as health visitors go out on strike in Lincolnshire.

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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

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