Community Practitioner Readership survey 2019

It’s been two years, but it’s that time again when we ask readers for their invaluable feedback on their professional journal.

Conference tickets on sale and call for abstracts

We're delighted to announce that registration for the Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference is now open. This year's event will be held in Harrogate on 16 to 17 October, 2019.

Scotland: HVs bumped up to Band 7 are paid £5k more than rest of UK

New health visitors will be paid ‘significantly more’ than their counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, under a new deal negotiated by healthcare unions.

Make your voice count

We give you a preview of the CP Readership survey 2019 results so far. Don't agree with the findings to date? Have your say before the deadline…

Wales: staff training budget increases for fifth year in a row

The Welsh Government is to increase its investment in education and training for healthcare professionals in the next financial year by £7m – its fifth consecutive annual rise.

England: ‘Red book’ and maternity records are going digital

The child health record ‘red book’ is going digital, along with maternity records, under new plans to modernise neonatal and maternity services.

Wales: PHW celebrates a year of research success

Public Health Wales (PHW) has published its Research and development report 2017-18, highlighting the depth and breadth of its work.

Waking up to the child sleep crisis

As sleep issues in children increase and parents struggle to access specialist sleep services, how can CPs best support families? Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

The building blocks of learning

CPs can help develop the four key competencies present at birth and plug gaps in children’s cognitive development, says Kirsten Asmussen of the Early Intervention Foundation.

The lay of the land

Community practitioners working in remote and rural areas face a rather different set of challenges from those in town. Journalist Radhika Holmström investigates country CP life. 

Shining a light

Health visitors working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales face a range of both unique and shared challenges that are impacting practice. Journalist Anna Scott highlights the reality across the UK.

The right move?

Dawn Loman, senior lecturer in SCPHN, asks what influences nurses to hang up their uniforms and become health visitors.

New launch for members

Do you need more support in achieving your CPD goals? Are you interested in a streamlined online solution? Then read on...

24 Hours with Debbie Fawcett

24 hours with Debbie Fawcett

Debbie is a specialist HV for homeless families at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust and a Queen’s Nurse.

Rights at work: a road to nowhere?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, takes us through the reaction to the NHS long-term plan from Unite and community practitioners.

The journal’s team at Redactive respond.

Why is it crucial that members find the time to complete the CP readership survey? The journal’s team at Redactive respond.

Are HV caseloads adding up?

As one member crunches caseload numbers, another looks at data protection and the Named Person, and we highlight the HVs named in the New Year’s Honours list.

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