News and practice for school nurses
A project provided children and young people with better care and support, and improved education and awareness for parents and teachers.
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 pilot scheme to vaccinate older primary school children against influenza in England has been put on hold because of a supply issue.
Children with no access to a garden at age three to five years are at an increased risk of developing obesity by the age seven, according to researchers.
School nursing services across the country face major upheaval, with councils preparing to integrate services following the full transfer of public health commissioning this autumn, an investigation by Nursing Times has found.
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.
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.