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.

September feedback

It’s time to get nominating for the CPHVA Executive Committee, and as always don’t forget to send in your thoughts on the journal.

Wales: Wales extends bursaries for another year

The NHS Wales bursary scheme has been extended for another year, and will be in place for students starting their courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

England: Student nursing applications still down in England

Student nursing applications in England are still 29% lower than three years ago before the removal of the bursary, the latest figures show.

England: NHS addresses its workforce issues with interim plan

The NHS must become a better place to work, according to the new Interim NHS people plan, which sets out actions to tackle workforce challenges.

Plug in and learn something new

Podcasts are a brilliant bite-size way to deliver information to an audience. Health visitor Amy Dobson reveals how you can benefit from podcasting, as a listener or contributor.

Are you in?

Discover all you need to know about this year’s Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference.

The sticking point

An action plan to help your client when the odds are stacked against you is more important than ever, writes journalist Erin Dean, especially with harder-to-access services and CP staffing issues. 

Lincolnshire health visitors staging week-long strike

Lincolnshire health visitors are stepping up their campaign for pay rise justice by staging a week-long strike.
 

LAR of the year award 2019

Do you know a Local Accredited Representative who deserves special recognition for their hard wor

Health for all children

Alan Emond, senior editor of this vital child health reference book, reveals what’s new in the fifth edition.

Industrial action: what you need to know

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, examines your right to take industrial action as health visitors go out on strike in Lincolnshire.

Are you the one?

Community Practitioner is on the look out for a new professional editor
 

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.
 

New parents still not being seen

Around 25% of new parents are missing out on mandatory health visits, which may increase the risk of mental health issues, experts believe. 
 

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.

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