Opinion, analysis and debate
After 32 years as a paediatric nurse committed to improving healthcare for our young people, it was concerning last year to read in the Why Children Die report, by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and National Children’s Bureau, that the UK has one of the worst child mortality rates in western Europe.
The decision to put my children into full time child care so that I could pursue my ambition to train to be a children’s nurse was one of the toughest I have ever made.
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Good health is one of the most important determinants of a child’s life chances.
Studying to become a nurse means going through a constant whirlwind of placements, work, essays, reading and exams, explains Rachael Starkey. Nurse training shouldn’t be easy, but does it need to be so intense, chaotic and stressful?
With celebrities and friends posting happy pregnancy and motherhood pictures all over social media, do mothers feel pressure to feel and behave a certain way?
Emmeline McArdle, a nurse from Kent, knows only too well the devastation that meningococcal B meningitis (MenB) and septicaemia cause.
For the Department of Health’s Week of Action we explore VACCSline, a nurse-led vaccination advice service in the Thames Valley
Raising concerns about passive smoking with parents is not easy but the task will often fall to healthcare professionals. How can we help our children?
According to a study conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, every year second-hand smoke results in more than 165,000 new episodes of disease among children, 300,000 primary care consultations, 9,500 hospital admissions and around 40 sudden infant deaths.