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School Nursing

News and practice for school nurses

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children Subscription Required

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

Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required

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

Toileting problems in children with autism

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Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families

Helping schools to manage continence problems

Helping schools to manage continence problems Subscription Required

Children with continence problems may experience social and psychological problems. A toolkit aims to support schools to provide appropriate care during the school day

Using texts to increase access to school nurses

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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

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Change in paracetamol advice for new meningitis vaccine

Nurses delivering a new vaccine protecting against meningitis should encourage parents to give their children paracetamol following immunisation, due to increased risk of fever.

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School nutrition lesson

Gap in epilepsy training for school nurses 'putting children at risk'

School nurses are failing to receive sufficient training to ensure children with epilepsy and other long term conditions are cared for properly when they are in education, it has been warned.

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Guide launched for nurses seeking new role in schools

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has developed new online guide for nurses who are new to working in the school nursing service.

Fewer school nurses caring for rising number of pupils

An escalating health crisis is developing among children and young people because of insufficient investment in school nursing, Royal College of Nursing has claimed.

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London 'will suffer most' from £200m public health cuts

The Royal College of Nursing has criticised the government’s proposal to apply a blanket 6.2% reduction to all local councils to achieve £200m public health savings next year, warning it would disproportionately hit residents in the capital.

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'It's time for children's nurses to be recognised'

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At a recent conference I witnessed celebrations for adult nursing, with sections relating to learning disabilities and mental health nursing. During the course of the day I was waiting for recognition for children’s nurses; it never happened.

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NICE wants tooth brushing to be taught in schools

NICE wants tooth brushing to be taught in schools

“Children should get their teeth brushed at school, says NHS watchdog,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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