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Managing severe allergy in schools

This article looks at the Anaphylaxis Campaign's training programme for school nurses, designed to equip School Nurses with the knowledge and skills to train staff effectively to care for allergic children in schools and nurseries in the UK.

MEND Programmes for child obesity: Evidence-based and outcomes-driven

While schemes to promote healthy weight in overweight and obese children are being commissioned by a variety of organisations in line with Cross-Government Obesity Unit Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives guidance, data supporting whether they actually work is often scarce. However, more than 60 PCTs have identified a proven, cost-effective and scalable option in the form of the evidence-based MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) Programmes.

Children and young people with diabetes in 2009

Earlier this year the Department of Health commissioned the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to undertake a survey of the number of children under-18 with diabetes in England. The RCPCH established for the first time that at least 23,000 children and young people in England have diabetes and confirmed that most of these cases are Type 1 diabetes. Professor Terence Stephenson, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health reports..