Keeping children safe

Child Safety Week 2019 aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with child accidents and how they can be prevented.
 

Readership survey 2019: what did you say?

At the start of the year, we launched a readership survey to garner your thoughts on the journal – the content, the design, and the direction. Discover some of the main results…

May feedback: everyday heroes

Why giving children an insight into your career can prove so invaluable, and the reasons entering awards can be beyond beneficial...

Wales: Public Health Wales puts research at heart of strategy

Two new directorates have formally been made part of the organisation structure of Public Health Wales, putting research at the heart of health strategy.

Northern Ireland: Northern Health Staff told to clean their own work areas

Office staff at the Northern Health Trust have been told they are now responsible for vacuuming, dusting and keeping their own work area clean.

England & Wales: reverse cuts to stop HV numbers decline, urges LGA

The government must reverse cuts to council’s public health budgets or falling health visitor numbers will leave families vulnerable, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

England: radical action needed to plug staff gaps, says report

Nurse shortages will double and GP gaps will nearly treble in the next five years without radical action. That’s the prediction in a report from the Nuffield Trust, Health Foundation and The King’s Fund.

Finding a calm balance

A stressful working life can impact on families’ health and wellbeing, too. How can CPs support parents in a meaningful and non-judgmental way? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

NQHV: the bigger picture

The transition to health visitor was difficult – the pressure of the responsibility is huge.

April feedback: opportunity knocks

This month is full of chances to be recognised for your work and get ahead. Here’s a round-up...

Big question: what are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

This month we ask: What are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

24 hours with Chris Sweeney

Chris is an HV from Glasgow. He is on his third assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières, as the nursing activity manager in Ethiopia.

News in numbers: April

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

Northern Ireland: more than 6500 attacks on NHS staff in 2018

More than 6500 nursing staff and healthcare workers were attacked last year, according to figures released by Northern Ireland’s five health trusts.

Scotland: shortage of paediatric doctors endangering children’s health

A shortage of paediatric doctors is putting children at risk, warns a new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

England: stress and bullying push staff wellbeing to five-year low

Wellbeing levels have hit a five-year low in the NHS, with two in five staff feeling sick from stress last year, according to the NHS staff survey.

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