Getting serious about violence

Dr Niamh Ní Longáin of the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme explains how you can help support young people at risk of injury and death.

Showcasing health visiting in Wales: part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Amanda Holland gathers together some of the outstanding work by health visitors in Wales during the pandemic, with comment from the chief nursing officer.

Wales: make nursing an attractive career, says CNO

This was one of five priorities laid out by chief nursing officer (CNO) for Wales Sue Tranka at the CNO conference in Wales in April.

Scotland: new strategy for health and social care workforce

Training, wellbeing, job satisfaction and fair work principles are at the heart of a new plan to shape Scotland’s health and social care workforce over the next decade.

Wales: funded four-year plan to cut long waiting times

Waiting times on the NHS in Wales will be no longer than one year by spring 2025, states a new government plan.

Scotland: preparing the country for future pandemics

Professor Andrew Morris has been appointed as chair of the Scottish Government’s Standing Committee on Pandemic Preparedness (SCoPP). The committee met in April to discuss how to advise Scotland how to prepared to deal with future pandemics.

NSPCC reveals worrying scale of abuse and neglect

In 2021-22, the NSPCC’s Helpline contacted agencies about 22,505 children to investigate concerns about abuse and neglect.

Northern Ireland: new CNO ready and proud to begin her role

The appointment of a new chief nursing officer for Northern Ireland – Maria McIlgorm – was announced earlier this year, with her role set to commence in March.

Families feel the pinch

Rising inflation and the reduction in government financial support following the pandemic are hitting families hard. Journalist Anna Scott looks at the impact and how CPs can offer support.

Sharing satisfaction

It’s been a tough few years, but here community practitioners offer their advice on finding job fulfilment and preserving personal wellness in a time of crisis. By journalist Jo Waters.

Embedding equality

Dr Habib Naqvi on the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s unique position to scrutinise the NHS and overturn deep-seated racial inequalities.

LGBTQ+ equality in critical condition?

Before the pandemic, LGBTQ+ people were marginalised in healthcare. Anna Scott asks if the situation has deteriorated.

Rights and responsiblities

Natalie Sammons looks at the legal and ethical role of the health visitor when dealing with non-engaging families.

Making the most of remote learning

James Salmons and colleagues describe running a remote public health nursing placement for pre-registration students and look at the experiences of placement providers, institutions and learners themselves.

One to one: shaking the shackles

Emily Aklan, the driving force behind the Hope Instead of Handcuffs campaign, talks about the worryingly prevalent but little-known issue of using restraints on children in care.

Wales: winter plan aims to keep essential services running

The Winter Plan will help ensure emergency care is able to cope and minimise disruption to planned care, the Welsh Government has said.

New advice to help the terminally ill’s final conversations

A new guide for health professionals has been produced to support terminally ill parents in having conversations about end of life with their children.