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Candle-lit vigil on eve of bill ‘to save the NHS from privatisation’

Posted: 18 - Nov - 2014

A symbolic vigil to highlight the plight of the NHS will be held on Thursday (20 November) on the eve of the second reading of a private member’s bill that would roll-back the privatisation of...

Department of Health Week of Action in progress

Posted: 18 - Nov - 2014

The Department of Health is hosting its fourth ‘Week of Action’ this week to develop practice and services to improve health outcomes, this time focussing on a ‘Healthy...

Practitioners need actions, not words in NHS pay fight

Posted: 13 - Nov - 2014

Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary of Unite, delivered the welcome address at the CPHVA conference on 5 November and advised members to embrace their fighting spirit 

Protest as Nursing and Midwifery Council votes to increase registration fee

Posted: 24 - Oct - 2014

At a meeting on 1 October 2014, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agreed to increase the annual registration fee for nurses and midwives from £100 to £120. 

NHS staff strike in dispute over pay

Posted: 13 - Oct - 2014

Thousands of health workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have taken part in the first strike over pay for more than 30 years.

First female genital mutilation figures published

Posted: 30 - Sep - 2014

Data from the Health and Socia Care Information Centre show that in September 2014, 467 female patients treated at acute NHS hospital trusts in England were newly identified as having been subjected...

Health visitor briefing published by NICE

Posted: 26 - Sep - 2014

A new briefing has been published to help local authorities and partner organisations improve the health and wellbeing of babies, children and young people through effective health...

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Here at Community Practitioner we have worked over the last few months to...

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Jane Beach, Professional Officer, Unite CPHVA

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Latest News

Candle-lit vigil on eve of bill ‘to save the NHS from privatisation’

Posted: 18 - Nov - 2014

A symbolic vigil to highlight the plight of the NHS will be held on Thursday (20 November) on the eve of the second reading of a private member’s bill that would roll-back the privatisation of...

Department of Health Week of Action in progress

Posted: 18 - Nov - 2014

The Department of Health is hosting its fourth ‘Week of Action’ this week to develop practice and services to improve health outcomes, this time focussing on a ‘Healthy...

Practitioners need actions, not words in NHS pay fight

Posted: 13 - Nov - 2014

Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary of Unite, delivered the welcome address at the CPHVA conference on 5 November and advised members to embrace their fighting spirit 

Protest as Nursing and Midwifery Council votes to increase registration fee

Posted: 24 - Oct - 2014

At a meeting on 1 October 2014, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agreed to increase the annual registration fee for nurses and midwives from £100 to £120. 

NHS staff strike in dispute over pay

Posted: 13 - Oct - 2014

Thousands of health workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have taken part in the first strike over pay for more than 30 years.

First female genital mutilation figures published

Posted: 30 - Sep - 2014

Data from the Health and Socia Care Information Centre show that in September 2014, 467 female patients treated at acute NHS hospital trusts in England were newly identified as having been subjected...

Health visitor briefing published by NICE

Posted: 26 - Sep - 2014

A new briefing has been published to help local authorities and partner organisations improve the health and wellbeing of babies, children and young people through effective health...

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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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Health Visitor Opportunities

Posted: 31 - Aug - 2014   Closing date: 30 - Jan - 2015

Health visitor opportunities at Central Manchester University Hospitals

HEALTH VISITOR - THE GREAT JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

Posted: 13 - Nov - 2014   Closing date: 28 - Feb - 2015

Band 6 Health Visitors: £35,159 - £38,925 Qualified: £35,159 (but possibly higher with impressive experience)

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