Lincolnshire HVs strike for a month

Lincolnshire health visitors will strike for a month over the council’s ‘divide and rule’ jobs move, which could see some lose tens of thousands of pounds over their working lives.
 

October feedback

A new national campaign promotes hot drink safety around children, plus your chance to apply for funding to improve your practice.

The big question: How can I benefit from going to the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference?

This month we ask: How can I benefit from going to the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference?

One step sideways

What happens when a health visitor wants to become a school nurse? Practice teacher Caron Robinson supervises those who choose to change career paths.

24 hours with Andrea Sutcliffe

Andrea is chief executive and registrar of the NMC, in charge of more than 800 staff on five sites.

Rights at work: What’s new in the Spending Review?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, crunches the numbers from September’s spending review and asks if they really add up for the NHS.

Scotland: Staff to receive psychological trauma training

More than 5000 workers are to be trained in recognising and dealing with psychological trauma, in a UK first.

Search for NMC Chair

The NMC are seeking a suitable independent Chair to oversee work on their post registration standards.
 

Search for NMC Chair

The NMC are seeking a suitable independent Chair to oversee work on their post registration standards.
 

Urgent action for anti-vax crisis

Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls for urgent action to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles reported in the UK.
 

Northern Ireland health and social care in crisis

Political leaders in Northern Ireland are being held responsible for the worst waiting lists in the UK. 
 

NQHV: Time for a change

My student health visitor journey began in May 2017.

Rights at work: it pays to get involved

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, gives a flavour of the latest pay update and encourages you to become a job evaluation expert in your local area.

HVs to strike for six days

Health visitors employed by Lincolnshire county council will strike for six days over pay conditions and ‘erosion of professional responsibilities’. 
 

Wales: New courses allow healthcare staff to train while working

Healthcare staff in isolated parts of Wales are to benefit from a ground-breaking initiative that will allow them to enrol in distance-learning nursing programmes without leaving their jobs.

England: Interim NHS people plan published to deliver larger workforce

Plans for how people working in the NHS will be supported to deliver the Long term plan have been published by NHS England, NHS Improvement and Health Education England (HEE).

Feedback: moving messages

Celebrating and supporting breastfeeding, and details of how to get involved in your professional journal.

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