Student voices during Covid-19

Two health visitor students offer their honest accounts of what life’s been like since the pandemic hit, and share their concerns in the process.  

What's your practice reality during Covid-19?

As the UK adjusts to life in lockdown, how are CPs carrying out crucial work while staying safe? Here’s just a snapshot of your current situations…

Tribute to Florence Nightingale

The month of May marks both International Nurses Day and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The world’s most famous nurse remains as relevant today as ever.

Thank you to our members!

A message for all of you from Unite-CPHVA...

Rights at work: what am I entitled to?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, offers an update on staying safe during essential home visits, and what to expect if you’re redeployed.

Rights at work: pushing the limits

Jane Beach, Unite lead professional officer for regulation, recognises that you may have to work outside your scope of practice in these unprecedented times.

Advice for six-week newborn check during pandemic

Health visitors and paediatricians have published advice for parents who may not be able to attend the six-week GP check for newborn babies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Northern Ireland: nurses promised pay parity with England to end strike

The promise of pay parity has brought an end to the health service industrial dispute in Northern Ireland.

Wales: £13m for new wellbeing hub in Cardiff

A £13m investment to fund a new wellbeing hub in Cardiff has been announced by the Welsh Government.

Digital case management: paper to pixels

Senior matron Julie Plant explains how the children’s service in Wolverhampton ditched its 100% paper-based recording system and switched to digital case management.

England: baby-friendly services in Salford win Unicef gold

Salford City Council and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s 0 to five services have become the first in north-west England to achieve the joint gold standard Unicef Baby Friendly Award.

Northern Ireland: new healthcare skills brought to GP practices

New multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) that bring together a range of healthcare providers in GP practices are to be rolled out across the Western Health and Social Care Trust in partnership with the Derry GP Federation of Family Practices.

New children's bill: striking back

Lecturer Michelle Moseley looks at the new law in Wales that has put an end to the physical punishment of children.

News in numbers: February 2020

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

One-to-one: why not you?

Meet one of your new vice-presidents… Professor Gina Awoko Higginbottom talks to Aviva Attias about her career, inspirations and well-earned wisdom.

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