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

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

Why the first 1,001 days are vital to childcare

More than 120 charities say childcare system is at breaking point


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

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


Exclusive: Neonatal care review may lead to ‘reconfiguration’ of intensive care units

Transformation review makes recommendations for future of neonatal critical care

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

QNI sets out future standards for community children's nurses

Demand for community children's nurses soars, but NHS lacks capacity, QNI report finds

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

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


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

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The Department for Education has published draft guidance for schools in England to help...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

A nurse treating a young girl

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...

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

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

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

Retention still a concern for children's nursing, despite rise in staff numbers...

In January, the House of Commons health committee published its inquiry into the NHS...

Survey reveals end of life care compromised

Difficulties in delivering a dignified death intesify

Why is 24/7 community children's palliative care still not widely available?...

A new report highlights asignificant lack of 24-hour community care cover for parents of...