Newsroom

Child care

How the NHS hopes to improve children’s care by investing in the community

NHS Long Term Plan looks to bring key staff together in primary care networks

Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital

Trust’s on-call proposals would mean pay cut or unsafe practice, say staff

Union warns theatre staff at Brighton children’s hospital may take industrial action

Child safeguarding

RCN publishes updated child safeguarding guidance

College highlights importance of nurses learning how to prevent harm

Jack Grealish assault

Nurses assaulted at work deserve same swift response as Aston Villa footballer

Health professionals too often left waiting for action, says NHS Employers chief executive

Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Sanitary products

NHS hospital patients in England to receive free sanitary products

Scheme to tackle ‘period poverty’ is good news for nurses, says RCN

Evidence and Practice

The Me first communication model

The Me first communication model

This article explores communication and decision-making with children and young people in...

Webbed_fingers

A-Z syndromes: Yunis-Varon syndrome

An insight into this rare genetic disorder in which both parents are recessive gene carriers

Recognition and management of food allergy in children

Recognition and management of food allergy in children

Incidence of food allergy has been increasing and is more commonly seen in children....

Treatment and management of seven children with fractured femurs experiencing night terrors in hospital: a case study

Treatment and management of seven children with fractured femurs experiencing night...

This article reports on seven cases of night terror disorder in children with no previous...

Predictors of uncertainty in parents of children living with chronic conditions

Predictors of uncertainty in parents of children living with chronic conditions

Background Uncertainty in illness implies no meaning has been attributed to an illness event...

Development and evaluation of play specialist documentation in a New Zealand hospital

Development and evaluation of play specialist documentation in a New Zealand hospital

Background Play specialists work closely with doctors and nurses to improve outcomes and the...

Features

30 years_

Reflecting on 30 years of change in children’s nursing

Since Nursing Children and Young People's launch there have been enormous advances...

Tackling the growing problem of air pollution and children’s health

Researchers, including nurses, will monitor the effects of low emission initiatives

Robots

Robots help children in hospital be part of school/other activities

New devices could help prevent children from becoming lonely when isolated from other people

Willow Cracknell & Tia Ball

Children’s hospital makes pioneering move by introducing Duke of Edinburgh award scheme

Young people with kidney problems learn useful skills by taking up the scheme

Free
Trudy Ward & team

Child health nursing: how to gain recognition for your improvements to patient care

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter the RCNi awards

Al Aynsley-Green

Sir Al Aynsley Green: ‘Why do we have such appalling outcomes for children?’

Sir Aynsley-Green hopes his new book will highlight issues about children’s health and rights

Opinion

Free

Join us in celebrating 30 years of Nursing Children and Young People

This month marks 30 years since the launch of the first children’s nursing journal in the UK

ClinicalPocket

Book review: Clinical Pocket Reference: Nursing Care of Children and Young People

Nurse adviser Doreen Crawford reviews Nursing Care of Children and Young People

Childhood obesity

Book review: Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Community nursing reference guide on nutrition and childhood obesity

Students

Being a parent helps me in children’s nursing

Chris Steele on how his personal experiences are used to enhance his caregiving

Target

How to hit the target when you apply for a job

Selling yourself in job applications is not as daunting as you may think

Communication

All nurse training should cover communication with children who have learning...

Bespoke training could benefit students and children with learning disabilities

Careers

Nurse/patient

How well equipped are children's nurses to deal with mental health conditions?

Literature review examines experiences of children's nurses and the impact training can...

How to spot the signs of self harm in a young person and handle the situation

Nursing students at the University of Leeds looked into the issue of self-harm as part their...

Asthma

Exploring new methods of adherence assessment for asthma care

Study looks at using an electronic monitoring device to measure adherence to treatment in...

Jobs