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Midwives should ask pregnant mothers about drinking habits

Posted: 07 - Jul - 2015

Midwives should quiz expectant mothers who smoke, about their drinking habits as well, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Healthcare organisations express concern about potential cuts to health visitor numbers

Posted: 06 - Jul - 2015

Leading health organisations join forces to express 'grave concerns' about potential cuts to health visiting services across the UK.

Support guide for young people with cancer launched

Posted: 03 - Jul - 2015

A national charity launches a new guide providing support and advice to young people with cancer 

New helpline launched for children at risk of sexual exploitation

Posted: 02 - Jul - 2015

Two charities join forces to launch a 24-hour anonymous helpline for children at risk of sexual exploitation

Universities urge government to reform nurse education funding

Posted: 01 - Jul - 2015

Universities and the Council of Deans of Health urge the government to consider introducing student loans for nursing students.

Pregnant mothers should be told about CMV, says action group

Posted: 30 - Jun - 2015

Health visitors are urged to warn pregnant women and new mothers about a virus which can cause hearing loss in children.

Fewer than half of nurses agree revalidation will improve care

Posted: 29 - Jun - 2015

Fewer than half of nurses agree revalidation will improve care according to research conducted by Community Practitioner

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Latest News

Midwives should ask pregnant mothers about drinking habits

Posted: 07 - Jul - 2015

Midwives should quiz expectant mothers who smoke, about their drinking habits as well, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Healthcare organisations express concern about potential cuts to health visitor numbers

Posted: 06 - Jul - 2015

Leading health organisations join forces to express 'grave concerns' about potential cuts to health visiting services across the UK.

Support guide for young people with cancer launched

Posted: 03 - Jul - 2015

A national charity launches a new guide providing support and advice to young people with cancer 

New helpline launched for children at risk of sexual exploitation

Posted: 02 - Jul - 2015

Two charities join forces to launch a 24-hour anonymous helpline for children at risk of sexual exploitation

Universities urge government to reform nurse education funding

Posted: 01 - Jul - 2015

Universities and the Council of Deans of Health urge the government to consider introducing student loans for nursing students.

Pregnant mothers should be told about CMV, says action group

Posted: 30 - Jun - 2015

Health visitors are urged to warn pregnant women and new mothers about a virus which can cause hearing loss in children.

Fewer than half of nurses agree revalidation will improve care

Posted: 29 - Jun - 2015

Fewer than half of nurses agree revalidation will improve care according to research conducted by Community Practitioner

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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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