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Continence problems can limit the lives of young people with spina bifida. A nurse-led telehealth clinic used Skype for remote discussions to develop their independence
A paediatric community matron service was set up to cut emergency admissions of children with respiratory disease. This article reports on a parent satisfaction survey
Neonates with suspected early-onset sepsis are often treated aggressively with antibiotics before infection is confirmed. NICE has recommended a gentler approach
Chickenpox, without a characteristic vesicular skin rash, can result in a diagnostic dilemma when an associated complication of the infection occurs
A project to make school nursing services in two secondary schools more accessible enabled young people to contact their school nurse using a mobile texting service
Children with neuromuscular disorders are set to benefit from the creation of a new specialist nursing role at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Sanofi has launched a half-unit insulin reusable pen device for patients with type 1 diabetes.
Half of youngsters given drugs to address mental health problems said they felt “frightened” when they were prescribed the medicine, a poll suggests.
Public Health England (PHE) has reported a “significant” rise in the number of scarlet fever cases, with the vast majority occurring in children.
A survey has found a growing number of children who have self-harmed are spending long periods in “unsuitable” acute wards, because of a lack of appropriate mental health services.
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Watching some episodes of Melvyn Bragg’s series ‘Reel History’ on BBC television recently about the start of the NHS and the opening of the M1 Motorway, I was reminded of the time I was driven by ambulance on the newly constructed M1 Motorway from London to Birmingham when I was working as a staff nurse at the Bedford General Hospital in 1959.
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“Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health,” BBC News reports. Researchers found lower rates of preterm births and childhood severe asthma cases after the introduction of smoke-free laws.