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’. 
 

Threats of strike action over pay

A total of 57 health visitors employed by Lincolnshire County Council are to be balloted on strike action in a dispute over their pay conditions.
 

Social care system at crisis point

BBC Panorama’s ‘Crisis in care’ highlighted the state of adult social care in the UK and the human costs of a failing system. 
 

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…

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).

Scotland: sharp rise in calls to whistleblowing hotline

The number of Scottish NHS staff contacting a whistleblowing hotline to raise concerns has more than doubled in the most recent half-year period.

Interview survival guide

After all the hard work and study, what’s the best way to handle an interview to secure a role? Senior CPs, recruiters and a newly qualified CP share their invaluable advice…

Interview survival guide

After all the hard work and study, what’s the best way to handle an interview to secure a role? Senior CPs, recruiters and a newly qualified CP share their invaluable advice…

Setting the scenario

Sharon Frankland evaluates a simulation activity for new public health nursing students piloted at Sheffield Hallam University.

May feedback: everyday heroes

Why giving children an insight into your career can prove so invaluable, and the reasons entering awards can be beyond beneficial...

MacQueen 20th anniversary awards

It is an amazing 20 years since the CPHVA Education and Development Trust was established following a bequest by Dr Ian MacQueen.

Pay deal year two: the breakdown

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, looks at NHS England terms and conditions, and safe staffing levels across the UK.

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