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Great Ormond Street tells nurses to work extra shift after pay error


Hundreds of nurses and healthcare assistants at a world famous children’s hospital have been told they must each work an extra shift after they were accidentally paid for unworked hours.

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Cure rates for childhood cancers have significantly improved


Three-quarters of children with cancer are cured today compared with only a quarter in the early 1970s, new figures have shown.

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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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'Why do so many patients with COPD still have no access to specialist nurses?'


Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.

Anxiety affects children in different ways

“Teenage anxiety: Tailored treatment needed,” BBC News reports, saying a “one-size-fits-all approach to treating teenagers with anxiety problems may be putting their futures at risk.”

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