October feedback

A new national campaign promotes hot drink safety around children, plus your chance to apply for funding to improve your practice.

The big question: How can I benefit from going to the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference?

This month we ask: How can I benefit from going to the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference?

One step sideways

What happens when a health visitor wants to become a school nurse? Practice teacher Caron Robinson supervises those who choose to change career paths.

Northern Ireland: Results of Health and Social Care Workforce Census

The Department of Health has released details of the latest Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) workforce census.

England: Consultation to shape HV and SN services in Durham

A public consultation is to help shape the future of Durham’s health visitors and school nurses.

England: New digital technology will free up HVs’ time

A £14.3m digital transformation programme is set to save valuable time for health-visiting teams in Greater Manchester.

The daily grind

Millions of people in the UK of all ages have one form of arthritis or another, and pain can be the biggest obstacle to a normal life, says journalist John Windell.

24 hours with Andrea Sutcliffe

Andrea is chief executive and registrar of the NMC, in charge of more than 800 staff on five sites.

Rights at work: What’s new in the Spending Review?

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, crunches the numbers from September’s spending review and asks if they really add up for the NHS.

Health visitor battle continues

The campaign for pay justice continues as Lincolnshire health visitors took centre stage at the TUC Congress in Brighton. 
 

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.

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