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Reshaping a school health nursing service

16 June 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Faced with staff shortages and a recognition that the core health surveillance system in schools could not be sustained, school nurses in one area decided to pool...

Improving schools’ asthma policies and procedures

27 October 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Collaboration between a health trust and an education authority is helping children with asthma to lead full and active lives at school. Evaluation of the training...

GPs: Do they know what school nurses do?

01 October 2002

Primary Health Care


School nurses (SNs) work in close collaboration with agencies such as education and social services yet there appears to be little communication with general...

The school nurse and health education in the classroom

09 January 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

An important part of the school nurse’s role is providing health education to children in the classroom. The author discusses the factors that can help school nurses...

Open AccessPO10 – A safe school day for a diabetic child

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: School health. Background: In the last five years, the number of children under the age of 18 with type 1 diabetes in Estonia has increased by 5% annually....

The school bullying problem

01 December 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Research into school bullying has, to date, predominantly focused on prevalence and intervention programmes. This article reviews some of this previous work and goes...

Setting up a nurse-run young person’s drop-in clinic

06 August 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explains the background and work of a young person’s drop-in clinic which was set up by the author in Ipswich. Over a 16-week period the clinic saw 17...

Vision screening of primary school children

17 December 1997

Nursing Standard


The purpose of childhood vision screening is the early detection and treatment of ophthalmic disorders and surveillance for visual defects throughout childhood....

Health of the Nation targets: where school nurses find constraints on achievement

23 August 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research school nursing

A qualitative research methodology was used to investigate 73 school nurses’ perceptions of their contributions towards Health of the Nation targets (1). The...

Exploring the reasons why school students eat or skip breakfast

09 July 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Background Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It provides the essential nutrients needed for the day’s activities. Aims To determine...