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School Nursing

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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

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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

Funding to expand innovative nurse-led messaging service

Funding and support is being made available for nurses and other health professionals interested in setting up an award winning text message system for engaging with younger patients.

Bridgegate in Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Rotherham safeguarding review finds nurses overstretched

Overstretched school nurses in Rotherham are struggling to help protect vulnerable children, a critical report by the Care Quality Commission has concluded.

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Stoke Mandeville hospital

Short-staffed school nurses warn of bullying at Bucks trust

School nurses working for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust said they were “bullied” when they tried to raise concerns about services, an inspection report has revealed.

New meningitis vaccines to be introduced in Wales

New vaccines to protect against different forms of meningitis will be introduced in Wales at the end of the summer, bringing it in line with similar announcements for England and Scotland.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Exclusive: Nurses save man’s life while at RCN congress

Three nurses from the North West attending the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Bournemouth have been credited with helping save a man’s life after he collapsed outside their hotel.

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

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

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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