Finding a calm balance

A stressful working life can impact on families’ health and wellbeing, too. How can CPs support parents in a meaningful and non-judgmental way? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

NQHV: the bigger picture

The transition to health visitor was difficult – the pressure of the responsibility is huge.

April feedback: opportunity knocks

This month is full of chances to be recognised for your work and get ahead. Here’s a round-up...

Big question: what are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

This month we ask: What are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

24 hours with Chris Sweeney

Chris is an HV from Glasgow. He is on his third assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières, as the nursing activity manager in Ethiopia.

News in numbers: April

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers. Download the PDF, here.

The value of situational leadership

University lecturer Elaine Walls lifts the lid on how situational leadership teaching methods are helping to equip community practitioners with the skills they need in the field.

A fresh challenge

A fresh challenge - former paediatric nurse Sharon Dacey writes about making the switch to health visiting. 

Lowest level of public satisfaction for the NHS

A decline in public satisfaction with the NHS has hit its lowest level in over a decade, finds a survey of nearly 3000 people. 
 

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.

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