Christine Walker

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Nursing Children and Young People

Children can thrive on a blended diet

RCN Wales 2016 Nurse of the Year has developed a best-practice protocol for administering a blended diet for children with complex needs.

Learning Disability Practice

EXCLUSIVE: Future strategies for behaviour that challenges

A one-day event, organised by the Prison Reform Trust, University of Leeds, NHS Improvement and the National Autistic Society, was held in London to discuss future strategies for people who have learning disabilities and have committed a sexual offence.

Nursing Children and Young People

Allergenic foods should be introduced earlier in life to cut risks of developing allergies

An American review into allergenic food tolerance has found that introduction to certain food types earlier on in life can reduce the risks of developing allergies.

Nursing Children and Young People

Children become less physically active as they move through school

Children spend less time doing physical activity as they progress through primary school, research has found.

Learning Disability Practice

Celebrating the work of learning disability nurses

At a time where morale in learning disability nursing seems low, light can be found through the Positive Choices conference, and LD nurse Melanie Davies being awarded the top accolade in nursing.

Nursing Children and Young People

Children's Nursing: Fit for the Future?

Make your feelings known about the future of the children's nursing degree, as concerns...

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Learning Disability Practice

Channel 4 has exposed the frustrating inadequacies of institutional care

Dispatches investigation found that inpatients with learning disabilities at St Andrew's Healthcare were subject to shocking treatment.

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Nursing Children and Young People

Is the children's nursing degree about to be scrapped?

Nursing Children and Young People editorial by Christine Walker.

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Keep the pressure on commissioners to fund children’s care

As demand for children’s care services rises, funding is being cut.

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Nursing Children and Young People

We need to attract more students to palliative care

Nursing Children and Young People editorial by Christine Walker

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Nursing Children and Young People

Too much talk and not enough action over obesity plan

Nursing Children and Young People editor Christine Walker discusses whether targets set in...

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Nursing Children and Young People

Review finds nurses under too much pressure

Independent Review of Children’s Cardiac Services makes 32 recommendations

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Nursing Children and Young People

The postcode lottery in health care lives on

How local authorities in England are making budget cuts

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Nursing Children and Young People

Stretched to breaking point

A review of 17 regional neonatal transport services has shown that they are ‘understaffed, under-resourced and part time’, but that these problems are not related to the dedication of the nurses and doctors who work in them.

Nursing Children and Young People

Collaborating on asthma care

Too many children die from asthma attacks that could have been prevented if their condition had been managed more effectively. These deaths occur despite a plethora of national guidance on good practice.

Nursing Standard

As cost of living grows, a 1% rise won’t go far

A pay rise of no more than 1% is what nurses in England can expect in the coming year. This – coupled with fewer automatic incremental pay increases year on year under the national pay system Agenda for Change and more links to performance – is in the health department’s main evidence to the independent pay review body.

Nursing Standard

International Council of Nurses congress 2015, a personal retrospective

Christine Walker, editor of Nursing Children and Young People, looks back on the ICN's biennial conference in Seoul

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