News and practice for school nurses
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
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
Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families
Children with continence problems may experience social and psychological problems. A toolkit aims to support schools to provide appropriate care during the school day
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
Nurses delivering a new vaccine protecting against meningitis should encourage parents to give their children paracetamol following immunisation, due to increased risk of fever.
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.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has developed new online guide for nurses who are new to working in the school nursing service.
An escalating health crisis is developing among children and young people because of insufficient investment in school nursing, Royal College of Nursing has claimed.
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.
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.