The case for race equality

Yvonne Coghill, director of Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation at NHS England, on the progress being made against race discrimination.

Just why do women face a fight for equal health

More women than men are dying from heart attacks, women’s pain is treated less aggressively, and conditions such as endometriosis can take years to be diagnosed. Journalist Jo Waters asks if women are getting a raw deal and how to redress the balance.

Conference special 2019: Standing up for change

All the highlights of this year’s Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference.

Rights at work: Crying out for a better Britain

General secretary of Unite the Union Len McCluskey took aim at the government in his address to the Unite-CPHVA Professional Conference.

Macqueen bursaries: it's time to apply

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce that applications for a MacQueen Bursary are now open for 2019-20. 

Feedback: conference special 2019

What were your highlights from the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference this year? Here’s a selection of your comments…

Spread training and skills money to HVs and SNs, says LGA

Government funding of £210m for nurses to improve training and skills should be expanded to cover health visitors and school nurses, the Local Government Association (LGA) says.

Lincolnshire health visitors continue to strike

Health visitors employed by Lincolnshire county council are stepping up their campaign with more strikes planned in a dispute over pay conditions.
 

How can vulnerable young people have improved access to the School Nurses?

This qualitative research by Dawn Marie Blake, explore young people’s views around accessing school nurse drop-ins.

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…

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