Care in the community

CEO of Carers UK Helen Walker explains how you can help connect unpaid carers to the support they need this Carers Week.

NQHV: on the right path

I was under no illusion about how challenging the role of a health visitor would be, having previously worked as a Band 5 health visiting staff nurse.

Profession at crisis point as caseload rises

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, calls for action on numbers of health visitors and urges CPs to ask branches for support in attending conference.

Voice of a student: ‘Changing my career, one step at a time’

Ceriann Howard, Full-time specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) – health visiting student Cardiff University

Set the wheels in motion at the AGM

Want to ensure your motion for this year’s Unite-CPHVA AGM is considered? Here are a few tips to help you…

Respecting parental decisions: where should you draw the line?

Official health guidelines and recommendations are backed by a wealth of evidence, so when parents reject that advice, how do you respond? Here are three views...

England: e-learning tools add to healthcare professionals’ skills

New e-learning tools to boost healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills in dealing with the biggest issues in public health have been launched by Public Health England (PHE).

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.

Northern Ireland: more than 6500 attacks on NHS staff in 2018

More than 6500 nursing staff and healthcare workers were attacked last year, according to figures released by Northern Ireland’s five health trusts.

Scotland: shortage of paediatric doctors endangering children’s health

A shortage of paediatric doctors is putting children at risk, warns a new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

England: stress and bullying push staff wellbeing to five-year low

Wellbeing levels have hit a five-year low in the NHS, with two in five staff feeling sick from stress last year, according to the NHS staff survey.

Brexit Britain: the state we're in

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service predicts the NHS facing staff and funding shortages whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

Be a part of this year’s conference

Help shape the content of this year’s Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference by submitting an abstract and/or poster for consideration.
 

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