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

The power of words

Important reflections, emotional support and more honours.

Covid lessons: allies against inequality

Asha Day asks what lessons have been learned about health inequities during the pandemic, and what changes in risk assessments, vaccinations and structural racism are still needed. 

Community Practitioner Readership survey 2021

It’s once again your chance to help shape your award-winning professional journal…

Securing the digital future

Helene Feger of the Professional Record Standards Body on the rapid rise of online consultations and the greater scrutiny needed to keep healthcare safe and accessible. 

MacQueen Bursary: rewarding hard work

Learn how winning a bursary award can progress your career: eight winners explain how it’s helped them to achieve more…

Tribute to Betsi Cadwaladr

A look at the life and legacy of the brave, determined and pioneering Welsh nurse who cared for soldiers in the Crimean War.

Members are moving on up

Discover fantastic member achievements, and more student updates.

Education during Covid-19: university challenged

A shift to virtual teaching and learning during a global pandemic: a Cardiff University SCPHN programme perspective from Michelle Moseley.

Covid-19 reflections

A community nursery nurse in England who retired and returned during the pandemic, and a health visitor in Scotland, reveal their recent experiences.

Infant feeding: the Covid effect

The pandemic has caused breastfeeding support in some areas of the UK to be stripped back to the bare minimum, writes Francesca Entwistle of the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative. But it’s still crucial for infant health.

What we’ve learned from supporting parents and their babies in lockdown

This Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, Victoria Joel at the NSPCC  shares the insights gained through delivering their Baby Steps programme during a pandemic.

Student voices during Covid-19

Two health visitor students offer their honest accounts of what life’s been like since the pandemic hit, and share their concerns in the process.  

What's your practice reality during Covid-19?

As the UK adjusts to life in lockdown, how are CPs carrying out crucial work while staying safe? Here’s just a snapshot of your current situations…

Tribute to Florence Nightingale

The month of May marks both International Nurses Day and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The world’s most famous nurse remains as relevant today as ever.

Thank you to our members!

A message for all of you from Unite-CPHVA...

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.

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