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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...

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...

News

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.’ .

Parents' lived experience of health care for children with long-term conditions

The participant demographics are displayed in Table 1..

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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