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.

Conference special 2019: Standing up for change

All the highlights of this year’s Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference.

Rights at work: Crying out for a better Britain

General secretary of Unite the Union Len McCluskey took aim at the government in his address to the Unite-CPHVA Professional Conference.

Macqueen bursaries: it's time to apply

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce that applications for a MacQueen Bursary are now open for 2019-20. 

Feedback: conference special 2019

What were your highlights from the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference this year? Here’s a selection of your comments…

Spread training and skills money to HVs and SNs, says LGA

Government funding of £210m for nurses to improve training and skills should be expanded to cover health visitors and school nurses, the Local Government Association (LGA) says.

Nursing directors of the future’ graduate at Stormont

The first cohort of nurses to complete a course designed for potential nursing directors of the future has graduated.

Streamlining of the Mellow Parenting Observation System for research and non-specialist clinical use

Researchers Lucy Thompson, Gerry King, Eleanor Taylor, Christine Puckering and Phil Wilson explored whether a streamlined version of a tool to assess parent-child interactions provided comparable data to the full system and gathered feedback from health visitors.

October feedback

A new national campaign promotes hot drink safety around children, plus your chance to apply for funding to improve your practice.

The big question: How can I benefit from going to the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference?

This month we ask: How can I benefit from going to the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference?

One step sideways

What happens when a health visitor wants to become a school nurse? Practice teacher Caron Robinson supervises those who choose to change career paths.

Better together

Health visitor Alison Spiro looks at three local authorities in England that provide integrated pathways between hospital and community services for breastfeeding support.

Northern Ireland: Results of Health and Social Care Workforce Census

The Department of Health has released details of the latest Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) workforce census.

England: Consultation to shape HV and SN services in Durham

A public consultation is to help shape the future of Durham’s health visitors and school nurses.

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