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
Specialist mental health services should have a dedicated professional in post to support local primary care providers with child mental health issues, according to proposals from a government taskforce.
Obesity and alcohol problems are major public health challenges that are still not being properly addressed by the NHS, with health workers often unaware of the “shocking” statistics surrounding the issues, the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched new online resources for school nurses and general practice nurses who work with carers.
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.
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.
Giving our children and young people the best start in life is vital for individuals, families and, ultimately, society.