Student learning in community experience: SLICE project

Zoe Clark, Cameron Cox, Mary Brady and Jayne Price gathered children’s nursing students’ experiences of community practice placements to develop the best possible online resource.

Help for HVs facing fitness-to-practise proceedings

Nurses, midwives and nursing associates involved in fitness-to-practise (FtP) proceedings can now access a new, free and confidential support service.

England: mother and baby app used by local maternity systems

The Mum & Baby app designed in London that provides women with information throughout pregnancy and new motherhood is being picked up by services across England.

Helping teens: the big initiative

Neil Degg, managing director of The Training Hub, explains how his new – and free – project is inspiring young people to make better life choices.

NHS in Scotland struggles to stay in the black

The health service in Scotland could suffer a £1.8bn shortfall in less than five years without reforms, Audit Scotland has warned.

District nurse student numbers are on the up

The number of students enrolled in district nurse education is up by almost a fifth.

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.

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