News and practice for school nurses
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
Growing levels of resistance to antimicrobial drugs pose a serious threat to healthcare systems. Nurses have an important role in combating this threat
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.
Children who frequently move schools may be at greater risk of psychosis later in life, according to new research.
The campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) will only succeed if school nurse numbers are hugely increased, a public sector union has warned.
NHS hospitals will have to submit data on the number of girls and women who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM), the government has announced.
Raised blood pressure in 18-year-olds is a warning of heart disease to come and should signal the start of prevention strategies, say scientists.
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.