For this post I would like to raise awareness of a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis and the significance of Café au lait (CAL) marks in its diagnosis. I will be including the role that health visitors can play in recognising Café au lait marks and the importance of correctly documenting them. What is Neurofibromatosis? One in 2,500… Continue reading Café au lait marks and Neurofibromatosis.
Sepsis is a very rare condition which can be life threatening, it is caused by an infection which causes the immune system to go into overdrive. Think sepsis aims to improve the diagnosis and early management of sepsis in primary care. There are an estimated 150,000 cases of sepsis per year in England, and around… Continue reading Think Sepsis
So we are halfway through the CPHVA #HVweek and there have been many posts on Facebook and Twitter sharing information on health visiting around the country, with many places having organised local events in order to raise the profile on health visitors. As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I am passionate about informing more… Continue reading #HVweek – Love your HV.
In 2011 the government introduced the health visiting implementation plan a call to action 2011-2015. This plan aimed to increase health visitor numbers to improve outcomes for children, public health and early intervention, after years of cuts and huge caseloads for current health visitors. After having my third child I received one of the promotional… Continue reading Post qualifying.
Recently I have read a few mummy blogs and comments from parents on health visitors just visiting to tick a box! As public health nurses health visitors visit in order to do preventative work, many may see this as a waste of time, as they feel everything is fine and they do not need any… Continue reading More than a tick box!
So as previously mentioned health visitors are all either qualified nurses or midwives and some have duel qualification. Due to past events the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have changed the way in which nurses and midwives renew their registration in order to work as a nurse or midwife. This new process is said to… Continue reading Revalidation
Last month I travelled to Birmingham for the Primary Care and Public Health 2016 conference. This event is run over 2 days and consists of 22 pick and mix conference programmes and allows professionals to learn and network with other professionals. The event is free for professionals to attend and allows them to gain valuable CPD hours. There’s… Continue reading Primary Care and Public Health 2016.