Analysis

Regional variations in palliative end-of-life care

A new guideline on end of life care for children and young people is due out later this year

FGM remains a hidden crime, say MPs

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a hidden crime and a ‘national scandal’, MPs warned...

Efforts intensify to improve monitoring of sick children

Role of nurses highlighted in bid for better recognition and response to patient...

Generic and specialist training: is the balance right?

Changes to the make-up of nursing education warrant more debate

Understaffed transfer services may put infants’ lives at risk

Specialist neonatal transport services are essential parts of care provision for sick and...

Travellers warned about Zika virus

NHS staff working in primary care have been advised to take a more precautionary approach to...

Reflective practice is vital to the revalidation process

At the beginning of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system will...

Care for children is changing

Transforming care has become a buzz phrase in the health service. Since NHS England’s Five-...

Understanding the effects of eczema

Emotional and practical support is crucial for the families of children with eczema. This...

Greater collaboration vital to treating asthma in the young

Asthma is now so common that in every classroom there will be, on average, at least two...

Making school nurses ‘carer aware’

The number of children and young people who carry out a caring role in the home is unknown,...

Key workers ‘essential’ for cancer care

The role of the key worker for children with cancer has been much talked about over the...

Virtual children’s ward brings the hospital into the home

Lead nurse Zoe Tribble believes she manages a unique service. She oversees four other nurses...

Mixed views on plans for a new nursing and midwifery strategy

England's chief nursing officer Jane Cummings and her team are busy drawing up the first...

Charity highlights unhealthy postcodes for under fives

A leading children’s charity report has highlighted startling differences in health outcomes...

Community children's teams need investment in push for seven-day care

Creating a seven-day NHS has emerged as one of the key health issues since the general...

National children’s care report shows disparities in treatment

Hospital care for children and young people is good, but ‘worrying’ gaps remain in how some...

NHS staff need to become advocates for healthier lives to give children 'best...

Much has been made by government and policymakers of the need for the NHS to become...

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