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Blended learning: Maintaining clinical placements for child nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic

A two-part 3-week blended placement was created using an iterative ‘plan, do study, act’ (PDSA) cycle (NHS England and NHS Improvement, no date.). The services selected to take part in the pilot were...

Mental health and emotional wellbeing education in school nursing practice

The mental health crisis is costing Wales over £7.2 billion per year (Mental...

Adverse childhood experiences, safeguarding and the role of the school nurse in promoting resilience and wellbeing

A literature search was carried out using academic databases (CINAHL complete database, Medline and Google Scholar). The following key words (school nurse, adverse childhood experiences, resilience,...

ACE awareness in school nursing – becoming a trauma-informed service

‘When I first joined the school health service 7 years ago, I quickly understood that there was a link between domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and parental mental health, and the...

PTSD: Mental health in the COVID-19 pandemic

Severe depression or anxiety are noxious and debilitating, and certainly warrant serious concern, but it is PTSD that concerns many experts the most. The symptoms of PTSD are particularly challenging,...


Coverage for the two doses of the MMR vaccine in five-year-olds in England is currently 85.5%, well below the 95% that is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to stop measles...

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Fear of shame or feeling ‘weak’ is deterring young men from seeking help for mental health problems – and when they do ask for help, many are not getting it. .

Asthma: Disadvantaged children at greater risk of the condition persisting into adulthood

‘Children with asthma who spent the early years of their life living in a social disadvantaged environment, have a greatly increased risk of the condition persisting into adulthood…’ .

Body mass index, clusters of health behaviour among school-age children and young people in Sweden

We aimed to identify temporal patterns of change in body mass index (BMI) and associated health behaviour among 6–16-year-old children and young people in Sweden..

Using digital interventions to encourage healthy eating

The study was designed in two parts. In part one, the family-based healthy eating intervention is delivered and participants are asked to produce the vlog-style films in their home setting. Part two...

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Screening children for mental health difficulties in school settings

The aim of the work was to review the evidence for mental health screening and identification programmes based in schools and to judge whether current evidence fulfils selected UK National Screening...

Helping children and young people to appraise risk in difficult times

‘Rates of anxiety and depression have doubled in the past 2 years, affecting all age groups but particularly teenagers. This is scarcely surprising: the pandemic and climate change present...

My experience of an alternative placement

‘Some of [Sharon White's] advice to newly qualified SCPHNs “get published – there will always be support from SAPHNA” and “keep shining”. .


Worrying levels of loneliness and sleep problems as well as the rising incidence of eating disorders are feeding a wellbeing crisis that has left an estimated one in six young people with a probable...

School nursing intervention for COVID-19-related mental health issues in the school health office

To better understand the impact and risk factors of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the mental, physical, and social health of children and adolescents, a literature search was performed....

Nursing associate apprentices' experiences of caring on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Health announced the development of the nursing associate role as a strategy to address the nurse workforce shortfall in England (Willis, 2015). Currently, the UK is facing severe...

A transdisciplinary approach to adolescent safeguarding education

Adolescent safeguarding education has been a key area of interest for the researcher over the last 4 years, this started in their first research study with learners on a children's pre-registration...

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Poverty is not inevitable: What can schools do about it?

‘The evidence tells us that poverty is a structural issue. We have seen that over decades poverty is reduced by structural and policy changes that focus on poverty alleviation and eradication.’ .

COVID-19 vaccine: Rollout of the school immunisation programme

‘It came as little surprise, therefore, that by the beginning of October, official Department for Education figures showed that more than 200 000 pupils were off school for COVID-related reasons –...

School nursing: What's in a name?

‘Unless we are in the conversation and helping others to best understand our unique role, and therefore relevant standards, we run the risk of these and any review not being accurate’ .

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