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Helping schools to manage continence problems

Helping schools to manage continence problems Subscription Required

Children with continence problems may experience social and psychological problems. A toolkit aims to support schools to provide appropriate care during the school day

Using texts to increase access to school nurses

Using texts to increase access to school nurses Subscription Required

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

Rare diseases: what do you need to know?

Rare diseases: what do you need to know? Subscription Required

All health professionals need to be aware of rare disease and ensure patients receive prompt diagnosis, information and ongoing support

Thermometer temperature child

Measuring body temperature Subscription Required

Body temperature is a vital sign and it is important to measure it accurately. This article reviews and compares the various methods available to nurses.

Introducing the rotavirus vaccine in the UK

Introducing the rotavirus vaccine in the UK Subscription Required

Vaccination against rotavirus, which causes significant morbidity in preschool children, is due to become part of the childhood immunisation schedule next week

Text technology proving to be major aid to school nurses

Use of technology is making a “massive difference” to school nursing, especially engaging with boys, according to the Department of Health’s director of nursing.

Minister unveils new resources to help boost 'early years' health

Two new guidance packages targeted at nurses working with children and families have been launched by the Department of Health.

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Trust accused of ‘immoral’ stance on parking charges

The introduction of a new car parking charge regime by a trust in Tyneside is indicative of a national problem for nursing staff, a union has claimed.

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Parents taking 'desperate measures' to remove head lice

Parents taking 'desperate measures' to remove head lice

Parents are so desperate to eliminate head lice from their children that many resort to burning the lice with hair straighteners or shaving their child’s hair, a survey has found.

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School nurse numbers set to increase in Northamptonshire

A new focus on school nursing in Northamptonshire is set to see the number of school nurses increase over the next five years, according to local councillors.

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'20 classrooms of kids' a day take up smoking

'20 classrooms of kids' a day take up smoking

“The equivalent of 20 classrooms-full of children take up smoking every day in the UK,” reports The Independent. This disturbing headline comes from estimates of the number of children between the ages of 11 and 15 who start smoking each day. The estimates are based on a major survey of secondary schoolchildren in England.

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