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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

Toileting problems in children with autism Subscription Required

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

Using texts to increase access to school nurses Subscription Required

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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Government unveils proposals to overhaul child mental healthcare

Specialist mental health services should have a dedicated professional in post to support local primary care providers with child mental health issues, according to proposals from a government taskforce.

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NHS must face up to alcohol and obesity challenge, warns Carter

Obesity and alcohol problems are major public health challenges that are still not being properly addressed by the NHS, with health workers often unaware of the “shocking” statistics surrounding the issues, the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Help for school and practice nurses who work closely with carers

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched new online resources for school nurses and general practice nurses who work with carers.

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Nurse-led app for teen health among winners of innovation funding

A text messaging service for teenagers run by school nurses at Leicestershire Partnership Trust is one of 13 projects to receive money from a £650,000 NHS innovation prize fund.

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School nurse shortage must be addressed to improve PSHE, say MPs

A shortage of school nurses must be addressed to improve personal, social and health education in schools, according to an influential group of MPs who also recommend that the subject should be made mandatory.

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