News and practice for school nurses
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
All health professionals need to be aware of rare disease and ensure patients receive prompt diagnosis, information and ongoing support
Body temperature is a vital sign and it is important to measure it accurately. This article reviews and compares the various methods available to nurses.
Vaccination against rotavirus, which causes significant morbidity in preschool children, is due to become part of the childhood immunisation schedule next week
Hay-fever symptoms tend to coincide with school and college examination periods and, if uncontrolled, can have a detrimental effect on students’ results
Public Health England has published new guidance on managing outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools and nurseries to help combat an “extraordinary rise” in the number of cases.
Teenage girls should be given greater access to the morning-after pill in schools and GP surgeries alongside free condoms, according to new guidance.
Student nurses helped thousands of Glasgow primary school pupils in a Guinness World Record attempt on Wednesday, aimed at promoting the importance of good hand hygiene.
Teenage girls who are most at risk of developing cervical cancer are least likely to be offered a protective jab against the disease, researchers have claimed.
More than one in five parents would not tell their GP if their child suffered a reaction to a medicine, while almost six in 10 would fail to tell a pharmacist, according to a poll by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
For the Department of Health’s Week of Action we explore VACCSline, a nurse-led vaccination advice service in the Thames Valley
Behind the Headlines
“The equivalent of 20 classrooms-full of children take up smoking every day in the UK,” reports The Independent. This disturbing headline comes from estimates of the number of children between the ages of 11 and 15 who start smoking each day. The estimates are based on a major survey of secondary schoolchildren in England.