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Health visitor awarded mayoralty puts profession at heart of agenda

Posted: 27 - May - 2016

A Dorset health visitor with a two-decade long career in the profession has been appointed the newest mayor of Poole.

Charity raises plight of imprisoned mothers and pregnant inmates

Posted: 26 - May - 2016

A charity has today (26 May 2016) called on the government and prison service to improve care for incarcerated pregnant women and new mothers.

Video: School Nurse of the Year, Amanda Hulse at CPHVA Awards 2016

Posted: 26 - May - 2016

Community Practitioner spoke to school nurse Amanda Hulse right after her win at the CPHVA Awards 2016.

#CPHVAtt 24 May: Mental health wellbeing with If U Care Share Foundation

Posted: 25 - May - 2016

CPHVA Twitter Tuesdays are online network discussions for community healthcare professionals which take place every Tuesday from 7-8pm. Check out some of last week's discussion here.

Report applauds integration between child health programme and GPs

Posted: 25 - May - 2016

A scheme that has seen child health referrals to secondary care plummet by 69 per cent through moving care out of hospitals and into 'child health GP hubs' has been praised in a new report.

In the news: Birmingham youth services; children centre closures; uni bursary cuts

Posted: 25 - May - 2016

As part of the daily round up, Community Practitioner looks at the leading public healthcare stories in the news today.

Will community professionals follow NHSE’s framework if it makes no mention of them?

Posted: 24 - May - 2016

A new national framework aimed at empowering all nursing, midwifery and care staff to improve their roles fails to mention health visitors and school nurses a single time in 133 pages.

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Latest News

Health visitor awarded mayoralty puts profession at heart of agenda

Posted: 27 - May - 2016

A Dorset health visitor with a two-decade long career in the profession has been appointed the newest mayor of Poole.

Charity raises plight of imprisoned mothers and pregnant inmates

Posted: 26 - May - 2016

A charity has today (26 May 2016) called on the government and prison service to improve care for incarcerated pregnant women and new mothers.

Video: School Nurse of the Year, Amanda Hulse at CPHVA Awards 2016

Posted: 26 - May - 2016

Community Practitioner spoke to school nurse Amanda Hulse right after her win at the CPHVA Awards 2016.

#CPHVAtt 24 May: Mental health wellbeing with If U Care Share Foundation

Posted: 25 - May - 2016

CPHVA Twitter Tuesdays are online network discussions for community healthcare professionals which take place every Tuesday from 7-8pm. Check out some of last week's discussion here.

Report applauds integration between child health programme and GPs

Posted: 25 - May - 2016

A scheme that has seen child health referrals to secondary care plummet by 69 per cent through moving care out of hospitals and into 'child health GP hubs' has been praised in a new report.

In the news: Birmingham youth services; children centre closures; uni bursary cuts

Posted: 25 - May - 2016

As part of the daily round up, Community Practitioner looks at the leading public healthcare stories in the news today.

Will community professionals follow NHSE’s framework if it makes no mention of them?

Posted: 24 - May - 2016

A new national framework aimed at empowering all nursing, midwifery and care staff to improve their roles fails to mention health visitors and school nurses a single time in 133 pages.

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Feature - Vitamin D in children

This sample feature from Community Practitioner looks at vitamin D deficiency in at-risk groups. There has been a lot of public health interest in vitamin D since the documented resurgence of rickets in children, and this article focuses on the identification of widespread vitamin D deficiency and the growing understanding of the role vitamin D plays in the immune system.

 

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