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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,...

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...

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…’ .

Supporting pupils who have lost someone during the pandemic

‘No headlines, no awareness and once again children and young people's grief and experiences were quietly ignored.’ .

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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...

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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...

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...

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,...

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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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