Framework for school nursing launched

The new school nursing framework for Wales has been published, in which three levels of support are offered to establish a ‘team around the child’.

'Still a shortfall for specialist nurse training funds'

A partial U-turn for Northern Ireland specialist nurse training funding has been announced, but universities say student numbers will still be affected. 

Can government hit health visitor target?

Plans to increase the number of health visitors in the NHS in Scotland by around 50% in four years may be missed due to staff leaving and retiring.

NMC proposals prompt shortage response from union

Proposals to improve nurse education could be compromised by the failure to tackle the estimated shortage of 30,000 nurses in England, said Unite.

Wales: children to have access to school nurse

New plans announced by the Welsh Government will ensure all children and young people in Wales have access to a school nurse.

Northern Ireland: talk to teens about HPV vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) in Northern Ireland is encouraging parents to talk to their teenage daughters about the benefits of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which they can receive this school term.

New journal website goes live

Community Practitioner has launched a new website, designed, built and managed by Redactive.

Lemons imagery used to help women spot breast cancer

A campaign designed to help women spot the signs of breast cancer is growing on social media.

Term-time holidays on the up in England

Family holidays during term time accounted for a quarter of unauthorised school absences in England, new data shows.

Sex education to be compulsory in England, government rules

Sex and relationships education (SRE) is to be made compulsory in all schools in England.

Children’s centre closures double in a year

More than 150 children’s centres closed in England in 2015 – double the number from the previous year.