LAR of the year award 2018

Do you know a Local Accredited Representative (LAR) who deserves special recognition?

The big question: the NHS at 70. What's your view?

Three members offer their views on the NHS at 70, professionally and personally.

NHS: access for all?

Could privatisation spell disaster for the principles of the NHS, or open up possibilities of more effective partnerships? Award-winning health journalist Danny Buckland reports.

Technology: friend or foe?

The ever-changing digital world can save businesses money and time, so why should healthcare be left behind? Or is the picture more complex than that? Award-winning health journalist Danny Buckland reports.

Under the lens: staffing and Brexit

From staff attrition and visa issues to lack of funding and an ageing population – these are some of the issues affecting the service that dedicated healthcare professionals can provide. So what’s going on? Award-winning health journalist Danny Buckland reports.

The NHS at 70. How will it survive the next 70 years?

Award-winning health journalist Danny Buckland examines the key areas that will shape the future of health in the UK.

Parental leave: sharing the load

Julia Waltham of Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation, takes us through Shared Parental Leave, and how you can help improve uptake.

A focus on Buddhism

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, Dr Caroline Starkey looks at Buddhism.

The MacQueen Bursary award

The MacQueen Bursary award enables attendance at the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference 2018 (in Bournemouth on 17 and 18 October).

Florence Nightingale commemoration event

I was lucky enough to attend the Florence Nightingale commemoration event at Westminster Abbey to represent Wales, along with Karen Jewell (nursing officer for maternity and early years, Welsh Government), Amanda Holland (CPHVA deputy chair for Wales), Jean White (Chief Nursing Officer for Wales) – and hundreds of nurses and student nurses from all over the UK, as well as from the armed forces.

Afternoon at the Royal Garden Party

On 5 June, Norma Dudley (below, left) and I had the privilege of representing the CPHVA as guests at the Royal Garden Party.