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
Funding has been announced for eight pilot schemes to test innovative new services for children and young people with mental health issues.
One in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, the latest evidence from a long-term study has suggested.
Health visitors and school nurses have been encouraged to use social media in their work because they have the “most opportunities” to use it as a tool, compared to other public health nursing roles.
A national children’s charity has announced the winner of its first ever award for childhood continence care.
A growing number of vulnerable young people are being put at risk because of “serious and deeply ingrained problems” in children’s mental health services, a critical report by the Commons’ health select committee has found.
Giving our children and young people the best start in life is vital for individuals, families and, ultimately, society.