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.

Advice for six-week newborn check during pandemic

Health visitors and paediatricians have published advice for parents who may not be able to attend the six-week GP check for newborn babies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

England: RSPH refreshes public health toolkit for professionals

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has published a toolkit to support healthcare professionals to record and measure their public health impact.

Covid-19 life assurance scheme announced

The families of health and care workers on the frontline will benefit from a new life assurance scheme during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mental health charities offer support to frontline

Mind, Samaritans, Shout, Hospice UK and the Royal Foundation (of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) have launched a mental health support service for frontline and key workers.

NMC call heard by more than 10,000 former workers

In just three weeks, 10,823 former nurses, midwives and overseas registrants signed up to the NMC temporary register to fight Covid-19.

England: trust says BAME staff are ‘at risk’ from Covid-19

In a letter to its BAME colleagues, an NHS trust in England has classified all of its BAME staff as ‘vulnerable and at risk’ from Covid-19. 

MacQueen: a pioneering placement

Rachel Carter and Rebecca Reynolds describe plans to help improve knowledge, skills and understanding in key aspects of public health and health inequalities.

News in numbers: March/April 2020

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

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.

England: free period products made available to school students

State schools and colleges in England can now order free period products for students as part of a government scheme to tackle period poverty. 

Voice of a student: take the leap

Bonnie Harley
Newly qualified health visitor, Cardiff & Vale UHB

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