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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 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,...

News

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..

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