Finding a calm balance

A stressful working life can impact on families’ health and wellbeing, too. How can CPs support parents in a meaningful and non-judgmental way? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

NQHV: the bigger picture

The transition to health visitor was difficult – the pressure of the responsibility is huge.

April feedback: opportunity knocks

This month is full of chances to be recognised for your work and get ahead. Here’s a round-up...

Big question: what are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

This month we ask: What are your concerns about the workforce in your profession?

24 hours with Chris Sweeney

Chris is an HV from Glasgow. He is on his third assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières, as the nursing activity manager in Ethiopia.

Northern Ireland: more than 6500 attacks on NHS staff in 2018

More than 6500 nursing staff and healthcare workers were attacked last year, according to figures released by Northern Ireland’s five health trusts.

Brexit Britain: the state we're in

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service predicts the NHS facing staff and funding shortages whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

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.

Rights at work: a road to nowhere?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, takes us through the reaction to the NHS long-term plan from Unite and community practitioners.

Are HV caseloads adding up?

As one member crunches caseload numbers, another looks at data protection and the Named Person, and we highlight the HVs named in the New Year’s Honours list.

Wales: staff training budget increases for fifth year in a row

The Welsh Government is to increase its investment in education and training for healthcare professionals in the next financial year by £7m – its fifth consecutive annual rise.

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