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Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

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Setting the standard for care of children and young people with long-term conditions

Children can find health services hard to access, but a new set of standards aims to change...

Confed 18 looks to the future of the NHS workforce

Confed 18 fringe imagines working life in the NHS in 2026

Beatrice Akyeampong and Vanessa Apea

NHS Windrush 70 Awards winners represent the ‘best of the NHS’

‘We treasure you as much as the NHS itself’, PM Theresa May tells Windrush Awards winners

Visa cap lifted

Immigration rules to be eased so NHS can recruit more skilled staff

Thousands more nurses and doctors to be recruited from abroad

Donna Kinnair

Classify healthcare as a safety-critical industry, says RCN

‘Patient safety investigations should look at pressures on staff before blaming individuals’

Evidence and Practice

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A multisite evaluation of readiness to transition to newly qualified nurse in a cohort...

Background The post-qualifying and preceptorship period in nursing has been well-researched...

A baby's face with port wine birthmarks on it.

A-Z of syndromes: Sturge-Weber syndrome

Insight into this rare neurological condition which causes port wine skin lesions and can be...

Gaming

Parent-child relationships and self‑control in male university students’ desire to play...

Aim To determine the relationship between the parent-child relationship, self-control and...

Suicide

An enquiry into young men at risk of suicide in the UK

Men are at a higher risk of suicide; 70% of people who die by suicide are men. By exploring...

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children: part 2

Part two of this article focuses on the care and management of infants and children who are...

Development of a paediatric short-stay observation and assessment unit

In recent years children’s emergency admissions have risen by 18%. In 2011 a team at a city...

Features

Helping displaced Rohingya children in a refugee camp

Children’s nurse Becky Platt spent three weeks working as part of an emergency medical team...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more

Woman drinking alcohol while talking to small child

School nurses and health visitors key in identifying children at risk from parental...

A parliamentary report covering the health effects on children of parental alcohol misuse...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Meningitis test on infants

Bacterial meningitis: why symptoms are not as straightforward to detect in infants...

Leading research contends that over-reliance on classic fever symptoms by healthcare...

‘Parents, like us, of trans children are begging for support’

The mother of child who has transitioned socially from girl to boy says the fear that...

Opinion

My first patient death: the lessons I learned

One year on from her first patient death, Michelle McKay discusses the benefits of a good...

Young girl with bandaged arm sitting on hospital bed

Children’s pain management still suffers from the misconceptions of the past

Despite good progress to change clinicians’ perceptions, optimal care is not being offered

Reading between the lines of the proposed pay deal

Despite the government's latest decision to allow pay to increase, staff nurse Emma Cowen is...

Students

Nervous

Starting out: Butterflies on the first day

Newly qualified nurses can feel a sense of pride that they have joined the profession.

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

heart

Observing cardiac surgery made me appreciate theatre nurses’ role

Watching a surgeon replace a young patient’s heart valves helped children’s nursing student...

Careers

An exploratory study of the experiences of children and young people with an...

Being held still and not being informed about why a procedure was being carried out are some...

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Adele Watkins: ‘There is no health without mental health’

Clinical nurse specialist for children and young people in crisis Adele Watkins was...

Doris Corkin

Doris Corkin: 'My students’ achievements inspire me greatly'...

Senior lecturer in education at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University...

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