Scotland: ambitious plan to improve women’s healthcare a UK first

The Scottish Government has published a Women’s Health Plan to improve women’s health and reduce inequalities, making Scotland the first UK country to do so. 

More than 2000 respond to NMC standards review

The NMC consultation, ‘Building on ambitions for community and public health nursing’, closed in August. It sought views on proposed new proficiency standards for specialist community and public health nursing (SCPHN), which were last updated 15 years ago.

Scotland: frontline health and social care workers shape vaccinations

A report from Public Health Scotland (PHS) has revealed the views of frontline health and social care workers towards the Scottish Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Wales: NHS safeguarding kept vulnerable safe during pandemic

A report from Public Health Wales (PHW) explains how the NHS Wales Safeguarding Network continued its vital work during the pandemic.

Strength in numbers

Michelle Thomas, David Pontin and Carolyn Wallace on establishing a health visiting community 
of practice in Wales to support family resilience.

Conference and AGM 2021: leading the way

The Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference is back for 2021, but continuing in a slightly different format.

A new tool to fight racism

Unite in Health launched its new black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAEM) education resource at a virtual event on 22 June, with more than 200 people attending.

CNO reflection and thank you

In part one of our series, the chief nursing officers (CNOs) for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales reflect and thank CPs for their efforts during the pandemic, and beyond.

Covid-19 vaccination: rebuilding trust

A panel of esteemed speakers convened by Unite-CPHVA explored vaccine uptake among black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

Covid vaccine reflections

As the vaccination roll-out continues apace, four members supporting the programme – from Unite staff volunteering alongside their day jobs to a retiree returning to practice – reflect on their experiences so far.

Rights at work: you've earned it

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, explains why Unite-CPHVA is campaigning for the pay rise all NHS workers deserve. 

Caring for who? The Covid impact on CPs

The impact of Covid on families is rightly being put under the spotlight. But what of the pandemic’s toll on those who care for them, particularly community practitioners? Journalist Helen Bird explores the effect on CP wellbeing and the support available.

Awards and conference: looking forwards

Recognising fantastic work, plus the importance of adapting and wellbeing.

CP safety: expect the unexpected

Women’s safety has moved into the spotlight recently, and community practitioners – many of whom are female – face particular risks at work. Journalist Radhika Holmström asks how you can stay safe on the job.

NMC consultation to modernise nursing education standards

The NMC has launched a consultation on new draft education standards ‘to modernise community and public health nursing standards’ in the UK.

Scotland: more funding for students to ensure practical education

Nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students are set to access alternative clinical placements to ‘support their practical education disrupted by Covid’, the Scottish Government has announced.

Caring during Covid: half of workforce are ‘overwhelmed’

In a survey asking about the impact of Covid on their work, 49.3% of health and social care workers said they felt overwhelmed by increased pressures, 46.1% felt impacted but not significantly – and only 4.6% said that their service had not been impacted or had been stepped down.

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