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The UK’s first specialist nurse for undiagnosed conditions is to be based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust, following campaigning by a mother whose son has an unidentified genetic condition.
Places are now open for nurses to apply for 10 scholarships at Coventry University to learn about caring for teenagers with cancer.
Latest research: children's nursing
Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.
To help meet the nation’s future health challenges, Public Health England has drawn up a set of areas health professionals can focus on to positively impact on public health.
Latest research: Neonatal
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“The current death rate in England and Wales is running about one-third higher than its normal rate for this time of year,” BBC News reports.
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‘A good neonatal and paediatric reference and textbook, which is clearly based on family centred care, minimising risks to children from the provision of physical and psychological care that can be inflicted through illness and health promotion.’