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Over the past 12 years, I have been involved in co-ordinating and co-facilitating horticulture therapy groups for school-aged children in Liverpool.
A nurse who was arrested for the second time as part of an ongoing investigation into baby deaths at a neonatal unit in Cheshire has been bailed.
A national charity has launched a new nursing post in North East Wales to help seriously ill children get the care they need closer to their homes and families.
The Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the appointment of an experienced nurse, Dr Louise Soanes, as its director of services.
A hospital in Cheshire has become the first in the country to have key wards accredited by a leading autism charity, after it created a “quiet route” into the hospital and introduced mandatory autism awareness training for staff.
A nurse has been re-arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the deaths of 17 babies at a hospital in Cheshire.
In the last five years, there has been a 10-fold increase in the number of victims of modern slavery in Britain. Yet, last week, another student nurse told me they did not know that slavery was still happening.
Staff at an independent adolescent mental health service in Northamptonshire have failed to follow best practice when using seclusion, leaving patients for “longer than necessary” and in unsafe environments, health inspectors found in new damning report.
A group of experts has rated breastfeeding support in Scotland as “strong” but highlighted the need for more consistent training for all professionals working with mothers and babies, including nurses.
The mental health of children and young people with some long-term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, according to UK researchers.
Nurses have called on the UK governments to do more to tackle child poverty to help ease some of the pressure on the NHS.
Children’s nurses at a leading eye hospital are being trained to use new technology so they can play a greater role in triaging and diagnosing young patients.
An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers.
A previously inactive software alert has now been turned on to help practice nurses ensure teenage patients are vaccinated against meningitis, after questions were asked by bereaved parents.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have shown “overwhelming” support for a nationwide roll out of therapy dogs on hospital wards, new research has indicated.
A new beareavement care pathway for pregnacy and baby loss “must” be rolled out nationally, according to a report, but midwives have warned that funding should be invested into their training to support the move.
The first ever clinical pathway for children who have suffered sexual abuse is being developed in Scotland - and nurses are being asked for their feedback.
’Given the increases in stress, depression, anxiety and self-harm experienced by current teenagers, this is a useful guide for parents looking to understand more about how they can help.’
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has spoken of her sorrow over the “erosion” of the traditional role of health visitors in the wake a landmark child abuse investigation.
Obese children are over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit than their normal weight counterparts, a UK study has found.
School nurses in Doncaster have worked with young people to create a short film to explain the changes that occur during puberty.
An independent children’s mental health hospital that put patients at risk by leaving agency nurses “without relevant knowledge or experience” in charge of shifts has been shut down.
A team of nurses has created a new online training course to help colleagues spot the signs of sepsis in children, in a bid to fill the “gap” in staff training needs.
Public health experts have called for more action to boost uptake of vaccinations, after it was revealed more than half a million children in the UK missed out on measles jabs in recent years.
The chief executive of Public Health England has called on nurses to continue to “speak confidently” about the importance of vaccinations, as a new survey names health professionals as the most trusted source of information on the topic.
A specialist children’s nurse is gearing up for a charity road trip across the country to visit fellow nurses in a bid to raise awareness of the work they do.
A team of North Yorkshire health visitors have taken on a “tough” triathlon to raise funds for a breastfeeding support scheme to help mothers and families who experience challenges.
Care of children with chronic constipation should include consideration of sensory issues and possible referral to occupational therapy, according to US researchers, who claim their findings are “revolutionary”.
Being in hospital could provide an opportunity for nurses to improve poor inhaler technique among young patients admitted for asthma, according to US researchers.
Two midwives who travelled to Africa to teach medical staff new skills have described their trip as a “privilege”, after they witnessed the “challenging circumstances” and “limited resources” that staff in Liberia are faced with.
Healthcare professionals can now receive vital child health information digitally, following the launch of a new live national service from the NHS which those behind it say will help to improve the speed of diagnosis.
Training on ethics, communication and conflict management should be more widely available to healthcare staff – or even made compulsory – to help avoid distressing disputes about the care of critically ill babies and children, according to new guidance.
Nursing union leaders and nurse academics in Wales have expressed their support for a new bill that is seeking to ban the smacking of children.
A major trial involving nursing academics and nearly 30 health service trusts is to investigate the best way of treating and managing childhood epilepsy.
National children’s charity WellChild has called for nominations for its annual awards that celebrate nurses and other health professionals who have gone the “extra mile” for their young patients.
Smoking during pregnancy is already known to pose risks to both baby and mother, but this has been cemented by further evidence that maternal smoking poses a risk to the health of both.
The government must reverse cuts to council’s public health budgets in the forthcoming spending review to help address a fall in the number of children’s health visitors and protect young infants, the Local Government Association has warned.
’Those interested in genuinely wishing to understand the experiences of anyone affected with ADD/ADHD should read this book, especially practitioners/ specialist in the psychology and mental health field.
A guide to help health professionals speak to parents about safer sleep has been produced in a bid to reduce sudden infant death syndrome.
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A children’s charity has announced its commitment to funding new transition nursing posts to support young people in need, in partnership with the NHS.
All families with young children should get an extra health visitor check at age three, according to an influential group of MPs who have called for a major refresh of public health services for under fives.
In the East Midlands, young adults who have undergone cancer treatment receive emotional and practical support tailored to their needs. This initiative won the HRH Integrated Approaches to Care category in the 2018 Nursing Times Awards
In Tower Hamlets, a training programme has improved the way school and nursery nurses address mental health issues in children and young people
Evelina London Children’s Hospital and community services have introduced NHS rainbow badges for its staff to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) patients.
Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries.
Fresh guidance has been launched to help nurses recognise and appropriately respond to harmful sexual behaviour in children.
A children’s community nurse and her friend, both from Wolverhampton, have signed up to undertake a wing-walk for charity and are urging others to join them in their cash-raising adventure.
The Royal College of Nursing has become one of three royal colleges to back a new campaign by a national newspaper to protect children using social media.
Two specialist nurses from a hospital in Bradford are set to take on a “bike ride of a lifetime” to help raise money to buy a new scanner for young patients.