Two leading health think tanks have called for £1bn a year to be invested back into public health and for the government to protect the sector from further cuts in funding.
Nearly 60 health visitors in Lincolnshire are being balloted by their union on taking strike action in a dispute over the transfer of their pay and conditions from the NHS to a local council.
A group of experts has rated breastfeeding support in Scotland as “strong” but highlighted the need for more consistent training for all professionals working with mothers and babies, including nurses.
All newborns should be assigned an Apgar score at 10 minutes, regardless of their score at one and five minutes, according to the authors of a new observational study on risk.
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has spoken of her sorrow over the “erosion” of the traditional role of health visitors in the wake a landmark child abuse investigation.
A former nurse is set to celebrate 60 years since she first qualified by abseiling down the front of a hospital in central London to raise money for children.
Health visiting services in England are on a “knife-edge”, a nursing charity chief has warned, as staff numbers continue to plummet in the wake of systematic budget cuts.
A team of North Yorkshire health visitors have taken on a “tough” triathlon to raise funds for a breastfeeding support scheme to help mothers and families who experience challenges.
Care of children with chronic constipation should include consideration of sensory issues and possible referral to occupational therapy, according to US researchers, who claim their findings are “revolutionary”.
Healthcare professionals can now receive vital child health information digitally, following the launch of a new live national service from the NHS which those behind it say will help to improve the speed of diagnosis.