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HPV immunisation: Moving toward a single dose?

‘The JCVI's report said that the single-dose schedule “breaks the dogma that a...

Asthma and self-management: Improving support for teenagers

The prevalence and level of morbidity in this age group is higher than the rates in younger children (Couriel, 2003). This is thought to be due to poor symptom control, which frequently reflects poor...

Support group for a bullied schoolchild: A case study

The aim of this study was to explore the experience of the children, mothers, and school nurse with regard to support groups..

How will the bad news cycle of recent years affect young people?

Research takes time. As yet, what we have tends to address one, or at most two or three potential stressors in the news cycle at a time. There is much useful information in that research, but there...

What added value can school nursing bring to integrated care systems?

‘School nursing services know only too well of the stark and widening health inequalities faced by our population with many giving much of their time over the summer to supporting access to health...

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The latest version of the Keeping children safe in education guidance for schools in England is now available following consultation over a number of proposed updates (DfE, 2022)..

Hepatitis: Increase in paediatric cases still under investigation

‘We continue to remind everyone to be alert to the signs of hepatitis, particularly jaundice – look for a yellow tinge in the whites of the eyes and contact your doctor if you are concerned.’ .

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Measuring school children's experiences of the school health services in Sweden: a pilot study

This is a cross-sectional descriptive pilot study in two steps including development and testing of two age-matched 11 item-comprehensive questionnaires, addressed to younger school children (6–12...

The role of the school nurse in supporting school-age children with mental health difficulties: an integrative review

An integrative review methodology was identified as an appropriate systematic strategy given the paucity of literature on this topic and utility of qualitative data to the research question...

Psychosis: Looking at recent research

We have long believed that having a first-degree relative (such as a parent or sibling) with psychosis raises an individual's risk of a similar diagnosis. However, the role of genes in triggering...

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We owe it to ourselves to refill the empty cup

‘During the pandemic we have, whether personally and/or professionally, experienced some degree of trauma; in school nursing we have also lost many cherished colleagues…’ .

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‘It's harder than anyone understands and I feel like I'm drowning.’ There has been a steep rise in the time young carers spend looking after family members, yet more than half say they receive...

Long COVID: new guide to recognition, support, and recovery

‘We may not yet have the understanding we want or the written evidence policymakers seek, but these children do not have the time to wait for answers. This is their childhood. They only get one and...

Diabetes: new guidance supports wider access to glucose monitoring technology

‘Many people find finger-prick testing to be painful and time consuming and the introduction of technology for all people living with type 1 diabetes will reduce this considerably.’ .

Audit to strategy: development of a national children and young people lymphoedema service

The aim of this article is to review the results of the 2019 audit and reflect on how it strategically shaped future service delivery. Objectives identified for this audit included determining the...

Exploring the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on PICU consultants, advanced nurse practitioners and trainee doctors

To explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of clinicians working in PICU at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, with a focus on burnout, stress, work-related fatigue and...

Report on a scoping review of nursing interventions for young people's psychological wellbeing

‘The pandemic has been devastating for my daughter and for our family. She has anorexia and was discharged from an inpatient unit last year, but the disruption to her normal routines and socialising...

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A clinical study of the benefits and effectiveness of a respiratory viral panel PCR study in children presenting with respiratory tract infections

The medical records of 100 children and young people aged under 18 years of age who had an RVP PCR test performed during December 2019 were reviewed using the Meditech health information system..

Supporting children and young people with long COVID in the classroom

School staff might see a reduced ability to find words or express themselves when feeling fatigued or anxious, or if they do not understand a task, as well as a reduced ability to understand and...

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 Health Foundation, 2016), including both health-care costs and welfare expenses, with mental health reasons accountable for...

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