Childrens' Health At School
Dr Mark Porter finds out what the future holds for school nurses, who nowadays help children with complex diseases cope in the classroom and give advice about healthy lifestyles.
Schools are playing an increasingly important role in the health of our children. As well as caring for pupils with serious health issues, much attention and funding is also being directed towards the prevention of illness and healthy living. School nurses are the ones who are charged with delivering these important public health messages; Dr Mark Porter finds out just how much the role of school nurse has changed.