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Walk in centres for the 12-15 year olds

18th October 2021

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2021/oct/17/england-to-open-walk-in-covid-clinics-for-children-aged-12-15-within-weeks?fbclid=IwAR0sPYyNuow92hTj0J5U8wusV7S_8L3SRbjdUvwJARH6uXJ-h6s7muLWQ-Q This should ease the burden on schools and immunisation teams

Medical training recovery stays on track

18th October 2021

Progress on a national programme to support doctors currently in training and minimise the impact of the pandemic on their education and progression has been published by HEE. The Training Recovery Interim Report details the progress made by the Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME) Recovery Programme which was launched in April 2021 to lead system-wide efforts…

Dementia – what is it like to live with?

18th October 2021

We hear about the devastating effects of Dementia on a family regularly. Here are two free events to help us understand it a bit more One is an opera called Bluebeard’s Castle which we are re-imagining as a love story between a couple coming to terms with a dementia diagnosis The other is a presentation…

Should every school have nurse?

18th October 2021

Leading GP makes the case for every school to have a nurse

Covid: Children’s mental health has not improved since lockdown – survey

18th October 2021

The mental health of children and young people has not improved since last year’s lockdown, a survey by NHS Digital suggests. It found one in six children in England had a probable mental disorder in 2021 – similar to 2020, and up from one in nine in 2017. And nearly 40% of six to 16-year-olds,…

Lanarkshire nursery kids receive dance lessons – from a Pussycat Doll

18th October 2021

A nursery in Lanarkshire has started teaching its pupils dance classes – with a pretty legendary teacher. Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt is teaching children in Busy Bees nursery in East Kilbride after finding out that more than half of UK parents are concerned about the negative impact of lockdown on their children. The nursery started…

Human Kinetics: what is it and why is it important?

18th October 2021

Following our amazing Sports injury course we wanted to hear more about human Kinetics What is the RAMP warm-up?

Periods and low confidence put some girls off sport

14th October 2021

Periods, low confidence and being watched by other people are factors preventing about a third of girls in England enjoying sport, a report says. Data from the Youth Sport Trust shows over the last three years, periods have become the biggest concern for girls when doing PE in school. A total of 37% said periods…

Men are much more likely than women to have misconceptions about mental health

14th October 2021

Men are more inclined than women to believe that people with mental health issues will underperform at work or could just ‘snap out of it’ if they really wanted to As World Mental Health Day approaches, YouGov data shows that stigma around mental health is much more common among men than women. Among nine common misconceptions about…

World Mental Health Day: key concerns, best practice and research around young people’s mental health

13th October 2021

The World Health Organisation recognises the day on 10 October each year. This year, the theme was set by the World Federation for Mental Health following 18 months in which the pandemic has exacerbated inequality in support for marginalised groups. Experts have warned children and young people face a mental health crisis with services facing…