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.

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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