News and practice for school nurses
Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis
Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable
Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families
Children with continence problems may experience social and psychological problems. A toolkit aims to support schools to provide appropriate care during the school day
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
Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study claims.
British children’s health would benefit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has urged local authorities to tackle a growing crisis in the state of people’s teeth in disadvantaged areas of England, with children as young as three suffering from severe tooth decay.
Childhood obesity should be treated as a “national emergency”, broadcaster Floella Benjamin has said.
A senior nurse at the Department of Health has urged community nurses to be more “carer aware” when visiting their patients.
Cast your mind back to your school days. Picture the classroom: there’s a child sitting there, it could be you. The bell’s gone for break time, but you’re taking your time packing your books away.
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.