Student learning in community experience: SLICE project

Zoe Clark, Cameron Cox, Mary Brady and Jayne Price gathered children’s nursing students’ experiences of community practice placements to develop the best possible online resource.

Help for HVs facing fitness-to-practise proceedings

Nurses, midwives and nursing associates involved in fitness-to-practise (FtP) proceedings can now access a new, free and confidential support service.

England: mother and baby app used by local maternity systems

The Mum & Baby app designed in London that provides women with information throughout pregnancy and new motherhood is being picked up by services across England.

Helping teens: the big initiative

Neil Degg, managing director of The Training Hub, explains how his new – and free – project is inspiring young people to make better life choices.

NHS in Scotland struggles to stay in the black

The health service in Scotland could suffer a £1.8bn shortfall in less than five years without reforms, Audit Scotland has warned.

District nurse student numbers are on the up

The number of students enrolled in district nurse education is up by almost a fifth.

England: ‘five praises a day’ leads to better behaved children

Children who are praised by their parents at least five times a day are better behaved, calmer and more attentive than those who are not.

News in numbers: December/January

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

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.

Inspiring diversity and inclusion in the NHS

Pamela Shaw (pictured left), practice educator, health visitor and Queen’s Nurse, talks about winning an award, what it means to her, and the work still to be done.

Mary Seacole 2019-20 winners and scholars revealed

At an October ceremony at St Thomas' Hospital in London, five nursing and midwifery specialists were inducted as scholars, and six new specialists were awarded for their work.

Lincolnshire HVs strike for a month

Lincolnshire health visitors will strike for a month over the council’s ‘divide and rule’ jobs move, which could see some lose tens of thousands of pounds over their working lives.
 

Safeguarding supervision: on the front line

Ann Guindi, Alex Hassett and Margie Callanan explored the factors that contribute to effective safeguarding supervision in community nursing.

The case for race equality

Yvonne Coghill, director of Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation at NHS England, on the progress being made against race discrimination.

Just why do women face a fight for equal health

More women than men are dying from heart attacks, women’s pain is treated less aggressively, and conditions such as endometriosis can take years to be diagnosed. Journalist Jo Waters asks if women are getting a raw deal and how to redress the balance.

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