School nurses increase awareness at JFHC Live

 

The rollout of the School Nurse Champions initiative was among the highlights at day 1 of this year's JFHC Live [12-13 March]. Speaking to a group of school nurses and other primary care health professionals, SAPHNA (School & Professional Health Nurses Association) professional officer Sharon White urged school nurses to take on a leadership roll saying only they "have the skills to lead child-focused teams across all health professions". More...


JFHC Live 2013: Hydration for healthy children

 

The majority of children in the UK rely on too much sweetened beverages and not enough water according to consultant nutrionist Dr Joan Gandy. The recently-elected Fellow of the British Dietetic Association told delegates at day 2 of JFHC Live 2013 that 62% of 15-18 year-olds in the UK don't meet the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommendad standard for daily fluid intake. More...


JFHC Live 2013: Continuity of care key for foreign-born mothers 

 

Care in the UK is overly fragmented and insufficiently individualised to cater for the needs of mothers who have English as a foreign language, according to consultant midwife Trixie McAree. More...


JFHC Live 2013: Cultural competence should become '7th C'

 

A leading safeguarding expert has challenged healthcare professionals to add "cultural competence" to their professional mix of safeguarding skills. More...


JFHC Live 2013: communication and kindness help to ease childbirth fears

 

A leading consultant midwife has urged maternity service providers to consider tokophobia when devising training for healthcare professionals. More...


JFHC Live 2013: Parents should help children feel the love of food

 

Food choices from a young age can have a key impact on all aspects of lifelong health, according to a leading dietitian.More...