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‘Measles outbreaks make MMR vaccination vital before visiting Europe’

RCN warns that young adults who missed the vaccine in the 1990s could be at risk

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new safe staffing law’

Safe nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Childhood vaccination uptake continues ‘worrying’ downward trend

MMR coverage dropped for fourth consecutive year, figures show

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

Analysis

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Opt-out plan will allow children to express their wishes on organ donation

The government’s plans for an organ donation opt-out system could come into force in 2020

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Primary school children and education

Guidelines promoting children’s physical and mental well-being largely overlook nurses...

The Department for Education has published draft guidance for schools in England to help...

DadPad guide aims to help fathers adjust to caring for their baby in a neonatal unit

Fathers can feel left out and stressed when their newborn is in a neonatal unit, but a new...

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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...

Neonatal care

Children’s services: NHS regulator issues guidance following 96 failed CQC inspections...

While the RCN has welcomed NHS Improvement guidance following Care Quality Commission...

Clinical update

Neonatal herpes

Preventing herpes in newborn babies

Although rare, the effects of herpes in newborn babies can be devastating, so it is...

Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

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

End of life care quality standard

Read our update on guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care...

Cerebral palsy

Read our summary of the latest update on cerebral palsy guidance issued by the National...

Preterm births

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aim to...

Toilet training

Charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence has published new...

Policy briefing

Obese child on scales

Policy update: childhood obesity

Your essential guide to the government's strategy...

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Measles

Link between measles and airflow obstruction

Childhood measles can affect post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in later life

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Young children do not learn from watching videos on smartphones

Study shows that children respond to videos on smartphone screens but do not benefit...

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Mothers caring for children with cancer need greater financial support

Study finds women parenting children with cancer have lower incomes than those with children...

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Asthma: protein from parasitic worms suppresses allergic reactions

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh who tested the Heligmosomoides polygyrus Alarmin...

Cannabis

Epileptic seizures in children halved when using natural compounds found in cannabis –...

Findings follows 36 studies of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials of children...

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