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Picture of Maggie Clarke, a school nurse who helped modernise a health and well-being service and has won an award from Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

School nurse wins Cavell Star Award for modernising service

Health and well-being service praised for being innovative and responsive

Picture shows a boy, seated, looking intently at a mobile phone. New guidance aims to improve recognition and management of depression in children aged five to 18 and promote effective treatments.

Depression in children and young people: recognition and management

New guidance aims to improve how depression in children and young people is assessed and...

Girl having temperature taken

Antimicrobial prescribing guidance for pneumonia in children and young people

Guidelines on pneumonia aim to optimise use of antibiotics and reduce resistance to them

Applications invited for new children's nursing research awards

Two awards on offer for a children's nurse and nursing student to present their research

date of pay day is circled on a calendar

‘Ministers must scrap cruel healthcare surcharge overseas nurses are forced to pay’

RCN urges next UK government to promise an end to the immigration health surcharge for nurses

Photo of a hospital car park

Hospital car parking: NHS staff in England pay £5m more in fees than last year

Political parties make pre-election promises about controversial charges

Evidence and Practice

Nurses’ underuse of non-pharmacological pain relief interventions in preterm infants

Nurses’ underuse of non-pharmacological pain relief interventions in preterm infants

Why you should read this article • To understand the experience of pain in preterm infants...

Family members’ perceptions of a Singing Medicine project in a children’s hospital

Family members’ perceptions of a Singing Medicine project in a children’s hospital

Children spending prolonged periods in hospital need to play and express themselves

Enhancing the care of children and young people with mental health issues

Enhancing the care of children and young people with mental health issues

Children’s nurses require education and training in mental health to provide optimal care

Frequency of injection site assessment for lipohypertrophy in children and young people with type 1 diabetes

Injection site assessment for lipohypertrophy in children with type 1 diabetes

It is vital that nurses understand the importance of injection site assessment

Does parental anxiety affect children’s perception of pain during intravenous...

Background Pain associated with invasive medical procedures is a significant cause of...

In the child’s best interests: should life be sustained when further treatment is futile?

In the child’s best interests: should life be sustained when further treatment is...

Why you should read this article: • To understand that medical advances have meant that...

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Picture shows RCNi Awards 2019 Child health category winner Joanna Broderick (left) with a mother holding a baby and following the oxygen weaning guideline she developed.

The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 can help put you and your specialty in the spotlight

2019's Child health category winner wants to inspire others to be innovative

Healthcare assistant Lisa Morgan in a ward at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. She has improved the care of children facing cardiac surgery through a training package for care and support staff and other initiatives.

How a healthcare assistant made the operating theatre a less scary place for children

Award-winner Lisa Morgan's innovations help to ease the anxieties of children

Picture shows specialist transition nurse Giselle Padmore-Payne with patient Benjamin Tshibangu in a BBC London interview

Charity helps children’s transition to adult services

Specialist nurses funded by the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity are helping to care for children with long-term conditions and smooth their transition to adult services

Broderick and Oram

Nurse develops community oxygen-weaning guideline for neonates with chronic lung disease

Joanna Broderick’s award-winning work has improved safety and enhanced patient autonomy

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Putting wheezy children on a pathway to better health

Nurses in North London have cut the number of children re-admitted with breathing problems

Sports charity uses social prescribing to help young people

A charity is using social prescribing to support vulnerable young people in the community

Opinion

Picture shows a young male with pectus excavatum, in which the chest sinks inwards. Specialist nurse Cheryl Honeyman says the end of funding for surgery on chest deformities in young people is wrong and calls for more research

Halt to funding for chest deformity surgery is a cruel blow

Specialist children's nurse says ending funding is wrong without further research

Illustration depicts a child discovering he has wet the bed. Davina Richardson, a children’s specialist nurse at the charity Bladder & Bowel UK, writes about the importance of commissioning integrated children’s continence services.

The case for integrated children’s continence services

Why children’s continence services should be integrated and community-based

Picture shows a father holding a baby in a neonatal unit. This editorial says parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but proposals in the latest consultation fall short.

Neonatal support plans fail the most vulnerable

Parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but new proposals fall short

Students

MMR vaccine

Is it time to make MMR vaccination compulsory?

Nurses need to counteract the anti-vaccination movement’s propaganda

Parents

Parents are the real professionals when it comes to their children

Good communication is vital in assessing paediatric early warning systems

Presenting

Your first presentation: a nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

How presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills, plus tips for preparing

Careers

Cath Renwick

Meet the UK's first consultant nurse in paediatric electrophysiology and inherited...

Years ago Cath Renwick doubted her academic ability but now has a pioneering role with a long-term plan to lead on research

Picture shows a newborn baby undergoing blood spot screening. Research shows that the way parents are told after screening that their child may have cystic fibrosis can affect the depth and duration of their distress.

Sensitive diagnosis lessens parents’ upset over cystic fibrosis

How parents are told their child may have cystic fibrosis can affect their distress

The word ‘Hope’ written in sand on a beach. Picture: iStock

What hope means for families of children with rare diseases in clinical trials

Does ‘hope’ help as a coping mechanism in clinical trials or give rise to misconceptions and possibly false hope?

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