Opinion

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Picture shows a young male with pectus excavatum, in which the chest sinks inwards. Specialist nurse Cheryl Honeyman says the end of funding for surgery on chest deformities in young people is wrong and calls for more research

Halt to funding for chest deformity surgery is a cruel blow

Specialist children's nurse says ending funding is wrong without further research

Illustration depicts a child discovering he has wet the bed. Davina Richardson, a children’s specialist nurse at the charity Bladder & Bowel UK, writes about the importance of commissioning integrated children’s continence services.

The case for integrated children’s continence services

Why children’s continence services should be integrated and community-based

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How should we respond to the crisis in neonatal nursing?

The RCN’s career guidance on neonatal nursing must address changes in the profession

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Best practice in stoma care for neonates, children and young people

Global Paediatric Stoma Nurses Advisory Board has issued guidelines for stoma care

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Measuring the value of Roald Dahl children’s nurses and their marvellous medicine

The charity is asking patients and families about the NHS care its specialist nurses offer

Sepsis

What we need to do to reduce the number of sepsis cases in the UK

With 200,000 cases in the UK every year, compulsory training in sepsis is vital

Expert advice

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Medicines management: I am considering working in a boarding school. Do you have any...

Nurses in independent schools have huge medicines management responsibilities, but this can be a highly rewarding role, says Matt Griffiths.

Editorial

Picture shows a father holding a baby in a neonatal unit. This editorial says parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but proposals in the latest consultation fall short.

Neonatal support plans fail the most vulnerable

Parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but new proposals fall short

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Nursing shortages has its impact in every area of children's services

More must be done to improve recruitment and retention from neonatal care to school nursing

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Sepsis: why a nationally agreed early warning system for children is urgently needed

Children's nurse Gillian Priday urged RCN congress to lobby for mandatory training to combat sepsis amid calls for a paediatric early warning system to be adopted in England

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More must be done to address the children's nursing workforce crisis

It is vital that consensus between providers and higher education institutions is achieved

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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

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What price for better neonatal critical care services?

A new report on neonatal critical care proposes far-reaching changes to services

Your views

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Rachel Black: Turning up the volume on children’s palliative care

This week is Children’s Hospice Week. Noah's Ark Children's Hospice director of care Rachel Black explains how the Together for Short Lives charity, along with local services across the country, are aiming to raise awareness of the needs of seriously ill children and the services they and their families rely on.

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Poems in nursing

The benefits of scribbling a short poem

Prioritise safety & quality over accessibility

Readers' panel: Should service planners always prioritise safety and quality over...

NHS England has told three major hospitals – in London, Manchester and Leicester – to stop performing complex cardiac surgery on people born with congenital heart problems. The move is designed to improve standards and outcomes, but some parents of young patients have said they will be unable to cope with travelling long distances to another unit for treatment. Nursing Standard readers' panelists have their say on this controversial decision.

Reviews

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Book review: From Birth to Sixteen

Senior lecturer Alyson Davies reviews an account of the social context of child development

Goodbye Daisy

Book review: Goodbye Daisy

A storybook about dealing with grief for children with special educational needs

Childhood obesity

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

Community nursing reference guide on nutrition and childhood obesity

Great Ormond Street Handbook

Book review: Great Ormond Street Handbook of Paediatrics

Illustrative guide aimed at all healthcare professionals caring for children and young people

MentalHealth

Book review: Mental Health in Children and Young People

Senior lecturer Dean-David Holyoake reviews Mental Health in Children and Young People

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

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