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How to encourage children to use mobile phones safely

24 December 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


The safe use of mobile phones is part of the health promotion duty of children’s nurses and those nurses working in schools. In this article the author advocates...

Baby massage and baby play Promoting touch and stimulation in early childhood

01 June 2005

Paediatric Nursing


The UK has some of the highest child poverty rates in Europe (NCH Action for Children 1996). Rural Derbyshire has high rates of poverty (Table 1) and high mortality...

Positive parenting: the role of the children’s nurse

01 May 1999

Paediatric Nursing

Policy forum

The Home Secretary, Jack Straw, recently launched the initiative Sure Start (Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group (LCFCPG) 1998), which aims to help...

Open AccessChildren’s and parents’ views about using mobile phones to support outdoor play

02 May 2019

Nursing Children and Young People


Background The mobile phone is significant in the lives of UK middle-school children aged 7-12 years. Drawing on a study about children and mobile phones, this...

Sure Start community children’s nursing

01 April 2006

Paediatric Nursing


A feasibility study was carried out in a Sure Start area to examine ways of implementing the ‘improving health’ Sure Start target to reduce the numbers of children...

The benefits of baby massage

01 March 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Over many years a number of reports have linked health problems to low socio-economic status (Benzeval et al 1996, Townsend and Davidson 1988). Sure Start, a UK-wide...