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Prevention is better than cure

05 November 2010

Primary Health Care


During August and September 2009 while undertaking clinical practice in a medical centre, the author observed health visitors running immunisation clinics as part of...

Improving communication between health visitors and primary mental health workers

01 September 2009

Paediatric Nursing


This audit aimed to open and improve communication between health visitors in Kirklees and the primary mental health workers in the child and adolescent mental...

Addressing child poverty in Scotland: the role of nurses

01 June 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Child poverty levels are a significant challenge and can lead to poor health outcomes throughout life. The Healthier, Wealthier Children (HWC) project was set up to...

Evaluation of an emotional well-being at work programme for supporting health visiting teams during COVID-19

13 October 2021

Primary Health Care

emotional well-being

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had and continues to have a huge effect on the health and well-being of children and families in the UK. Health...

Health visiting and its role in addressing the nutritional needs of children in the first world war

07 October 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

The first known UK health visitor post was established in 1862, in response to the living conditions of the poor. Before the first world war, local government boards...

Recognise the signs

01 March 2011

Nursing Standard


Improved training and greater awareness could help nurses identify mental health problems in women and girls.

Expecting company

06 September 2011

Nursing Standard


Pregnancy Pals and Birth Buddies is a community-based parent support project run by social enterprise Parents 1st.

Catch me when i fall

09 January 2007

Nursing Standard

General article

One in six women experience maternity-related mental health problems, according to latest reports. But services to help prevent and treat these problems are in short...

The gang’s all here

27 March 2007

Nursing Standard


Glugs cartoon characters feature in a handbook and training course to help health visitors tackle eating and weight problems in children. The glugs spread the...

Why it is important to involve new fathers in the care of their child

27 March 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Research into fathers’ unique contributions to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive wellbeing of their offspring has been ongoing for several decades....