Nurses in all UK schools ‘would help child mental health toll’

Royal College of Nursing makes call among raft of ideas to ‘redefine medicine’

The leader of the Royal College of Nursing is calling for every school to have its own full-time nurse to help spot illness, injury and the growing toll of mental illness among pupils.

The move would let schools play a much bigger role in meeting pupils’ physical and mental health needs and aid their recovery from the impact of Covid, said Dame Donna Kinnair.

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Category: Mental Health