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.
 

Feedback: staying ahead

From important publications to award applications, here’s a round-up of the latest member news and opportunities.

Rights at work: tips for transferring

When swapping employers, make sure you keep your NHS terms and conditions and NHS pension for yourself and for future employees, writes Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health.

The value of situational leadership

University lecturer Elaine Walls lifts the lid on how situational leadership teaching methods are helping to equip community practitioners with the skills they need in the field.

Sorry, we're closed: Northern Ireland Government shutdown

The government shutdown in Northern Ireland is having far-reaching effects on community practice and the health of the nation. Journalist Linsey Wynton investigates.

Scotland: plan to tackle NHS staff shortages delayed again

The Scottish Government has delayed publication of its integrated health and social care workforce plan – to tackle staff shortages and high vacancy rates – for the second time.

A fresh challenge

A fresh challenge - former paediatric nurse Sharon Dacey writes about making the switch to health visiting. 

Lowest level of public satisfaction for the NHS

A decline in public satisfaction with the NHS has hit its lowest level in over a decade, finds a survey of nearly 3000 people. 
 

Conference tickets on sale and call for abstracts

We're delighted to announce that registration for the Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference is now open. This year's event will be held in Harrogate on 16 to 17 October, 2019.

Scotland: HVs bumped up to Band 7 are paid £5k more than rest of UK

New health visitors will be paid ‘significantly more’ than their counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, under a new deal negotiated by healthcare unions.

The lay of the land

Community practitioners working in remote and rural areas face a rather different set of challenges from those in town. Journalist Radhika Holmström investigates country CP life. 

Shining a light

Health visitors working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales face a range of both unique and shared challenges that are impacting practice. Journalist Anna Scott highlights the reality across the UK.

The right move?

Dawn Loman, senior lecturer in SCPHN, asks what influences nurses to hang up their uniforms and become health visitors.

New launch for members

Do you need more support in achieving your CPD goals? Are you interested in a streamlined online solution? Then read on...

24 Hours with Debbie Fawcett

24 hours with Debbie Fawcett

Debbie is a specialist HV for homeless families at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust and a Queen’s Nurse.

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