Health visitor feedback on a structured, behavioural training for working with families of children with behaviour problems

Margiad Williams and Judy Hutchings questioned HVs who delivered a skills programme for parents to effectively address behavioural problems. 

The future of practice

How might current and future technology developments impact on the way you carry out your work now and in the future? And how could this affect your clients? Journalist Peter Crush reports.

Disability: hear to help

In a new series on how you can help clients living with disability – from sensory impairments to mobility issues, journalist Anna Scott looks at hearing loss in children.

A focus on: Hinduism

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, Professor Eleanor Nesbitt looks at Hinduism.

NHS pay – one step at a time

The basic pay journey of NHS staff has had a reset. Sarah Carpenter, Unite’s head of health, asks how the new framework for pay progression affects you.

The big question: do you see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs)?

Kathryn Waldegrave and Lisa Webster discuss whether or not they see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs).

Big story: power to the people?

Five years after local authorities in England took on responsibility for commissioning public health services, journalist Juliette Astrup asks how councils are reaching out to their communities to shape the local health agenda.

Wales: make chats about health more effective, NHS workers told

Healthcare professionals can have more effective conversations with patients about improving health and wellbeing through new online training, says Public Health Wales (PHW).

Northern Ireland: NHS job vacancies could be double number reported

The true number of empty posts in the health system could be nearly double the number previously reported by the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB).

Scotland: make nursing gender-neutral, report recommends

Nursing should be rebranded as gender-neutral to attract more men into the profession, according to a report commissioned by NHS Scotland.

Rights for refugees

Philomène Uwamaliya defines the role of health visitors, school nurses and community practitioners in advancing the rights and wellbeing of child asylum-seekers and refugees.

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