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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

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.

Council to invest extra £2.5m in Hampshire school nursing service

Hampshire County Council has announced plans to increase funding for school nursing services.

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School nurses launch website aimed at keeping children healthy

School nurses in Leicestershire have launched what is believed to be the first NHS website specifically aimed at helping children learn how to stay healthy.

School nurse contract win for Shropshire trust

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust has announced that it has successfully won a tender to provide the school nurse service to 53 primary schools and 13 secondary schools across Telford and Wrekin.

Promising results from child flu vaccine pilots, claims PHE

Initial results from the child flu vaccine pilot programme launched last year are “encouraging”, according to Public Health England researchers.

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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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