Watch highlights of Carmel McConnell's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on the secret to effective partnership working. The founder of Magic Breakfast explored how a strong network of corporate partners, individuals and schools helps Magic Breakfast give over 8,500 children the best start to the day.
Watch highlights of Dr Pooky Knightsmith's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on when and why people are most at risk of self-harm. The author of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, In Our Hands explored the reasons underlying this cycle of harmful behaviours as well as a range of strategies for supporting both short and longer term recovery whether this is through direct involvement or via an appropriate referral.
We decided to shine the pre-election spotlight on the political parties to find what they might be offering in terms of health and social care. Bibi Berki steps up to the brief and also asks some health professionals and leads how they want the political landscape to shape up post-election
For thousands of children and young people, seasonal allergic rhinitis causes misery and stress and may adversely affect everyday life, both at school and leisure. Allergy UK’s deputy CEO Lindsay McManus and JFHC editor Penny Hosie suggest ways to relieve some symptoms.
Following allergy awareness week we have released this article on hay fever and the advance treatments which are recommended by experts Professor Jean Emberlin, Janette Bartle and Celia Bryant to reduce the severity of hay fever symptoms in children, as well as lessening their risk of developing asthma.
Watch highlights of Antonia Bance's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on how health profesionals can help to keep families safe from domestic abuse.
Watch highlights of Christine Tame's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on child safety in the home and on the road.
Watch highlights of Judy More's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on diet and health outcomes.
Watch highlights of Dr Maria Iacovou's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on breastfeeding and mental wellbeing.
Watch highlights of Karen Jewell's seminar on 'Obesity in Pregnancy' from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 below. The Consultant Midwife discussed the problems of obesity for maternity services and how midwives can promote health when women are often motivated to change, impacting on future generations.
Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) have been high on the government’s agenda in the past week, but planned investment and reform – and more – must be delivered, if the problems besetting services are to be tackled, says Mental Health Today editor Dan Parton.
In this guest blog, Royal College of Midwives Chief Exec Cathy Warwick’s gives her thoughts on Dr Bill Kirkup’s report into Morecambe Bay maternity services and its implications for midwifery.
Munro recommended that authorities provide struggling families with an Early Help Offer, as an addition to universal preventative services. For troubled families with more complex needs Marisa De Jager argues this, aligned with MASH (multi-agency) model, is the most cost-effective form of early intervention
JFHC Editor Penny Hosie went along to Parliament to attend the launch of Diabetes UK’s State of the Nation report and found that good diabetes care is variable and costing lives.
Earlier this year regulatory bodies agreed that goat’s milk formula could be distributed in Europe if it met with specific compositional criteria. Experienced paediatric dietitian Jacqueline Lowdon assesses the milk’s suitability as a credible alternative to cow’s milk formula for women unable to breastfeed.
England’s Chief Medical Officer, Public Health England and accident prevention organisations including the Child Accident Prevention Trust are all united in their call to ask health professionals to help them reduce the number of preventable childhood accidents in the under-5s every year. JFHC & JSH editor Penny Hosie reports.
Why do we need to care about poverty? Ian Leech presents a
strong case that it affects us all, not just those experiencing it. He also
references projects which offer hope of breaking the cycle of worthlessness,
ill health and deprivation experienced by the families and individuals affected
Today, in the UK, 3.7 million children (more than one in
five) are living in absolute poverty (where income is adjusted for inflation)
(DWP, 2014). Under current government policies an expected 600,000 more
children will be dragged into the bracket by 2015/16 (Browne et al, 2013).
Neonatal sepsis is a dangerous and potentially
life-threatening infection. However, raising awareness that the symptoms warrant
a swift hospital referral and treatment can help to reduce infant morbidity. Emily Kirkham, Dr Paul Heaton and
Dr Siba Paul alert you to the key signs
We all accept that a sedentary lifestyle combined with a processed, nutritionally poor diet can affect bodily health and cause chronic diseases, but what effect does such a diet have on a child’s brain, mood and behaviour? The findings by Dr Alex Richardson will both enlighten and disturb you.