Why the first 1,001 days are vital to childcare

More than 120 charities say childcare system is at breaking point

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Lifetime achievement award for child health professor

Faith Gibson recognised for contribution to children's cancer care

NHS strategy targets diversity at senior manager level

Action plan says organisations should set targets for BME representation in leadership roles

Scottish parliament

Nursing and workforce spending to go up in Scotland

Scottish Government announces budget increase – but warns of challenges to come


Exclusive: Overcoming the barriers to hospital discharge for children with complex needs

More children are remaining in hospital because patients are not supported properly

Evidence and Practice

Stef Sanjati

A-Z of syndromes: Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome is a genetic disorder that gives people a distinctive appearance

Meeting the psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families during a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Meeting the psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families during a diagnosis of...

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), an oncological condition affecting blood-producing...

Effects of watching cartoons on pain scores in children undergoing venepuncture

Effects of watching cartoons on pain scores in children undergoing venepuncture

Background Children experience pain and restlessness during invasive procedures. Aim To...

Pain assessment in paediatric intensive care

Pain assessment in paediatric intensive care: the Italian COMFORT behaviour scale

Background Assessment of pain in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) is crucial to...

Indications for chest X-rays in children

Indications for chest X-rays in children and how to obtain and interpret them

Chest X-ray (CXR) is one of the most common radiological investigations undertaken in...

Complementary feeding

An update on complementary feeding

Complementary feeding is an important developmental milestone in children and occurs at a...


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

Unpacking a rucksack of worries with the school nurse

With rising numbers of 13-14 year olds being referred to child and adolescent mental health...

From graduation to revalidation: my first three years as a nurse

Lauren Philpott’s new book reveals the highs and lows of starting out in nursing

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...



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

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

Out of my comfort zone: supporting a boy whose mother was dying

How children’s nurse Michelle McKay's training helped her offer reassurance and support...


The dilemma of continuing treatment for children who cannot benefit from it

Children's nurses need to develop resilience to deal with difficult ethical issues



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

Bespoke training could benefit students and children with learning disabilities

Could overseas communication improve cultural differences in healthcare?

Hearing about nursing practice from students who have travelled abroad has left Chris Steele...

Race to the finishing line is on

Third year nursing student, Chris Steele discusses his hopes and fears for final year


'Seek a mentor and don't be afraid to ask for feedback'...

GOSH chief nurse discusses why the NHS is something to safeguard and cherish

Scholarship led to national roll out of an innovative communication tool for young...

Joanna Poole on why a Florence Nightingale Emerging Leaders Scholarship improved...

Can acupuncture help to reduce anxiety in children and young people?

Considering the implications of studies into neonatal, child and adolescent health