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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 prime and a booster is required for this type of vaccine". It said that the papillomavirus had not evolved to evade...

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.’ .

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.’ .

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.’ .

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...

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…’ .

Mental health: A false dichotomy

‘… research also shows that an increased proportion of children and young people are just not willing to tell the adults around them – in school or at home – what is going on in their private...

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 –...

Understanding Perthes disease

The disease pattern is still not fully understood; but, very broadly, there seem to be environmental rather than genetic factors involved. It mainly affects boys (around 80% of cases). Worldwide,...

School counselling: The evidence for what works

In 2016, a team led by the University of Roehampton, with the National Children's Bureau, the universities of Manchester and Sheffield, the London School of Economics, Metanoia Institute (London), and...

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