A cause for celebration?

Originally posted on adaywithdave:
Today (Monday 21st August 2017) marks the start of the third Health Visitor Week (#HVweek). When, previously I led on supporting Unite/Community Practitioners’ & Health Visitors’ Association (CPHVA) health visitor members in England, I reintroduced the celebration with it running, in 2016, between the 26th-30th September. The original event occurred in…


I have recently read again about the negativity around health visitors and how parents are keeping information from them during contacts. My question Why? Why are health visitors so feared by parents so much, in particularly mothers who feel that they must hide certain details from their health visitor or over clean the house. Do… Continue reading Why?


Originally posted on Jen the HV:
Am sure there is a clever analogy/political statement that could be made between the lack of posts on this blog and the plummet in moral (echoed by the drop in HV numbers) of the last 12 months. I revalidated last month – 18 years since I first registered as…

Dangers of Button Batteries

Button batteries are the small round batteries found in small electrical items, such as: Remote controls Thermometers Games and toys Hearing aids Calculators Bathroom scales Key fobs Cameras Holiday ornaments As more homes use these small electronics, the risk of these batteries getting into the hands of curious and crawling infants and young children increases.… Continue reading Dangers of Button Batteries