MacQueen: a pioneering placement

Rachel Carter and Rebecca Reynolds describe plans to help improve knowledge, skills and understanding in key aspects of public health and health inequalities.

News in numbers: March/April 2020

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

One-to-one: just doing what's right

Meet another of your new vice-presidents… councillor Sara Rowbotham talks to Aviva Attias about her career twists and turns – and her future plans.

England: free period products made available to school students

State schools and colleges in England can now order free period products for students as part of a government scheme to tackle period poverty. 

Voice of a student: take the leap

Bonnie Harley
Newly qualified health visitor, Cardiff & Vale UHB

Rights at work: the verdict on pensions

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, answers your questions about NHS pensions and the McCloud court case that showed how transitional provisions to pensions breached age discrimination law.

NMC to revamp post-registration SCPHN standards

The NMC will develop new ‘bespoke’ specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) standards of proficiency for health visitors, school nurses and occupational health nurses.

Wales: awareness of ACEs is strong – but not the confidence to help

Public sector workers have a good awareness of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and can identify opportunities for improvement, a Public Health Wales (PHW) survey has shown.

Rights at work: picking up the pieces in 2020

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, looks at the prospects for community practitioners following the election result last year.

A personal reflection

Ruth Oshikanlu, Queen’s Nurse and nurse entrepreneur, reflects on her personal successes of 2019, how this will help the profession, and the posisitve events to come in 2020.

Scotland: mental illness top cause of millions of staff sick days

Poor mental health is one of the main reasons NHS staff are on sick leave in Scotland, new figures reveal.

Stop falling numbers of ‘vital’ school nurses, says RCOG

Invest more in school nurses and reverse the fall in their numbers. That is the new recommendation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

England: £40m to speed up slow NHS computer logins

NHS staff spend a ‘ridiculous’ amount of time logging in to multiple computer systems, but a £40m investment in frontline technology is set to ease their frustration.

Finally - HV strike success

Following the long-running dispute with their county council employers, Lincolnshire HVs began the New Year with significant pay awards, with most taking up upgraded contracts and increased pay. Journalist Juliette Astrup takes a look at the dispute from its very beginnings.

Menopause at work: time for change

Three in five women aged 45 to 55 going through menopause say it has negatively impacted them at work. Journalist Linsey Wynton looks at what needs to change.

There’s still time!

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce that the deadline to apply for a MacQueen Bursary for 2019-20 has now been extended to April.

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.

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