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.

Wales: Welsh legislation focuses on quality of health and social care

A health and social care bill that would introduce an ‘organisational duty of candour’ to encourage openness and transparency in NHS organisations has been introduced to the National Assembly for Wales.

Plug in and learn something new

Podcasts are a brilliant bite-size way to deliver information to an audience. Health visitor Amy Dobson reveals how you can benefit from podcasting, as a listener or contributor.

Are you in?

Discover all you need to know about this year’s Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference.

The sticking point

An action plan to help your client when the odds are stacked against you is more important than ever, writes journalist Erin Dean, especially with harder-to-access services and CP staffing issues. 

A randomised controlled trial of the Solihull Approach ten-week group for parents: ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’ (UYCB).

Hazel Douglas and Rebecca Johnson assess the impact of a parenting programme based on the Solihull Approach on child behaviour, parental emotional health and child-parent relationships, which addresses previous studies’ methodological weaknesses.

Lincolnshire health visitors staging week-long strike

Lincolnshire health visitors are stepping up their campaign for pay rise justice by staging a week-long strike.
 

LAR of the year award 2019

Do you know a Local Accredited Representative who deserves special recognition for their hard wor

Health for all children

Alan Emond, senior editor of this vital child health reference book, reveals what’s new in the fifth edition.

Industrial action: what you need to know

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, examines your right to take industrial action as health visitors go out on strike in Lincolnshire.

Search for NMC Chair

The NMC are seeking a suitable independent Chair to oversee work on their post registration standards.
 

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