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