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Children's Nursing

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Welsh nurses will have legal duty to report safeguarding concerns


A legal obligation for health professionals to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, ministers announced today.

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Eight pilots to lead innovation in children’s mental health


Funding has been announced for eight pilot schemes to test innovative new services for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Using placements to teach on children’s development

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An new initiative by a London university has provided student children’s nurses with placements in the community and the chance to observe normal child development

Preventing unintentional injuries in children

Preventing unintentional injuries in children

Children under the age of five years are injured and killed by unintentional injuries every year. Through education, many of these injuries and deaths could be prevented

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Nurses are a lifeline over the festive period


When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.

Breastfeeding voucher scheme 'shows promise'

Breastfeeding voucher scheme 'shows promise'

“Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise,” BBC News reports.

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