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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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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.

School nutrition lesson

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.

Scarlet Fever

Nurses told to be on lookout for potential cases of scarlet fever

A “concerning” increase in cases of scarlet fever is continuing across England, public health officials have warned.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Leading Leicestershire school nurse becomes Queen’s Nurse

Margaret Clarke, professional lead for school nursing in Leicestershire has been made a Queen’s Nurse for her outstanding contribution to local and national school nursing practice.

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

School nurses donate presents to victims of domestic violence

Big hearted school nurses in Doncaster have collected around 40 gifts to bring some Christmas cheer to those less fortunate than themselves.

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