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In this section you can catch up on all the latest news from SAPHNA and around the profession.

NICE Guideline 69 - Eating Disorders: Recognition and Treatment

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, May 29, 2017 -

This guideline covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders. It aims to improve the care people receive by detailing the most effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa.

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Apply For Project Funding For Up To £5000 To Improve Homeless Healthcare

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, May 29, 2017 -

Are you a community nurse who wants to make a positive difference for homeless people in your local area?

Do you want to manage a project to improve health service and access for vulnerable people?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills?

If so, the QNI is offering you the opportunity to apply for up to £5000 to develop a project to improve healthcare for the homeless.  Alongside the funding, you will also be able to attend workshops to support you through the project year to help develop leadership skills.

Applications will be accepted between May and September 2017, for projects to run during 2018.


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More Dates Released For FREE School Nurses Nutritional Champion Training

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, April 02, 2017 -

New School Nursing Champion Training   Read More

Schools to Teach 21st Century Relationships and Sex Education

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, March 13, 2017 -   Read More

Working Together To Safeguard Children

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, February 19, 2017 -

Please note revised and updated Guidance published on 16 February 2017:  Read More

Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, February 19, 2017 -   Read More

Responding to Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People Conference

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, February 19, 2017 -

1st April 2017 in London  Read More

Parental Attitudes To Vaccination In Young Children Survey

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, February 19, 2017 -

Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned BMG Research to undertake a Survey of Parental Attitudes to Childhood Immunisation. The survey explores the attitudes of parents to childhood immunisation to inform the planning of the childhood immunisation programme. The third annual survey to be undertaken by BMG Research will start on 31 January 2017 until early April in randomly selected locations across the country. A letter has been sent to the NHS and local authorities to make them aware that this will be taking place. 

For further information see:

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School Nursing Young People's Nutritional Health Champion Training

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 -

Launch of New School Nursing Champion Training

Do you want be a School nurse champion in young people’s nutritional health?


Then this one day training is for you. It will give you the knowledge, tools and confidence to train your school nursing workforce and lead this important area of public health practice

When: 22nd March 2017, 9.00 – 4. 30 pm

Where: Wakefield Town Hall (“The Old Court Room”) Wood Street, Wakefield WF1 2HQ

(Refreshments provided)


Key topics include: Nutritional information for young people; feedback from the evidence base what works; assessment; management and referral of young people, tools to support practice.


This is on a first come basis - to register your interest to attend please email

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Peer Power Just Health Film And Report

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, February 05, 2017 -

“An Enquiry into the Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Young People in the Youth Justice System”

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