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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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Overweight seven year olds likely to be obese by 11, warns study

One in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, the latest evidence from a long-term study has suggested.

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Health visitors urged to embrace social media as public health tool

Health visitors and school nurses have been encouraged to use social media in their work because they have the “most opportunities” to use it as a tool, compared to other public health nursing roles.

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Nurse wins inaugural award for childhood continence care

A national children’s charity has announced the winner of its first ever award for childhood continence care.

Mental health services criticised

MPs criticise poor access to young people's mental health services

A growing number of vulnerable young people are being put at risk because of “serious and deeply ingrained problems” in children’s mental health services, a critical report by the Commons’ health select committee has found.

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C-sections 'raise autism risk'

Babies born via C-section more likely to develop autism

Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study claims.

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