Intrusion or inclusion? Helping or hindering LGBT equality?

As a new sexual orientation monitoring standard is published, journalist Anna Scott asks if gathering this data is overreaching, or an important step in promoting LGBT equality in healthcare outcomes.

A few good men: where are all the Male CPs?

In some areas of nursing, men are commonplace, but community roles seem to remain largely off-limits. Journalist Phil Harris investigates.

Is school nursing DNR?

School nursing services across the UK are being changed, cut, expanded and integrated into other teams. With no apparent UK-wide consensus on what their role should be, do school nurses have a future in the modern NHS? Journalist Sarah Campbell investigates.

Calling Doctor Google

The rise of the internet has given us all a world of health information at our fingertips. Journalist Juliette Astrup looks at how researching symptoms online impacts on community practitioners.

24 Hours with Clare Stiles

Clare is the team leader for child health in NHS Shetland and recently became a Queen’s Nurse. She lives on the island of Yell.

Where will we be in 2027?

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter encourages you to shape a better future for NHS staff by
having your say on the new draft workforce strategy.

Voice of a student: ‘I’m not a research nurse… am I?’

Louise Henderson 

PhD student and nurse lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and NHS Grampian

 

Update from the CPHVA Executive

This month, the committee explains Expert Reference Groups and how you can get involved.

The big question: what will be the main challenges in community health for 2018?

Three members offer their insight on the challenges ahead for health visitors, school nurses, and community nursery nurses.

England: Cuts to public health budgets are ‘short-sighted’

Council leaders have called fresh cuts to public health grant funding ‘extremely counterproductive’ and ‘short-sighted’.

England: new quality ratings for independent health visitors

Independent health visitors are to be given performance ratings by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after the government extended its powers to rate even more services.

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