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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...

A nursing student’s reflective account of decision-making in a school nursing setting

03 May 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Reflective practice

Reflection is integral to professional revalidation and enhancing nursing practice; it is an art and a science to be learned. Learning the art of reflection begins...

Educating teachers in children’s illnesses: a study

19 June 1996

Nursing Standard

School nursing

As a result of the Education Act 1981, children with special educational needs were integrated into mainstream education (Newell 1983). They are often taught by...

Addressing the health needs of teenagers with a drop-in clinic

17 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Primary health care

In 1993, 267 babies were born to teenage mothers in Northumberland (an increase of 31 on the previous year). Twenty four of these were to mothers 16 years of age or...

School nurses’ skills in sexual health education

26 March 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

School nurses are often called on to teach sexual health without being given any formal teacher training or support. This article describes a study of the...

Sex and relationships education: the role of the school nurse

18 September 2002

Nursing Standard


The authors outline the nature of sex and relationships education, and discuss the school nurse’s role in this area.

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...