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Sheffield Children’s nurse becomes Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Children’s nurse becomes Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University

30 September 2019

Experienced children’s nurse and Director of Nursing at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Sally Shearer has been invited to join Sheffield Hallam University as a Visiting Professor. Sally has worked in the NHS for 39 years. She previously managed...

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Children’s multi-agency major incident exercise – ‘Exercise Theo’

Children’s multi-agency major incident exercise – ‘Exercise Theo’

13 September 2019

One of the largest ever hospital major incident exercises was run at Sheffield Children’s on Saturday (7 September). Code-named ‘Exercise Theo’, the exercise was the largest known emergency exercise in the UK focused on children. Exercise Theo took place...

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Sheffield uses wristbands after eyedrops to avoid misdiagnosis

Sheffield uses wristbands after eyedrops to avoid misdiagnosis

09 September 2019

An innovative use of wristbands is preventing patients at Sheffield Children’s from being misdiagnosed once they leave the hospital. What are Eyebands? Eye drops are frequently used to dilate the pupils of inpatients and outpatients at eye clinics in...

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Early action prevents long term vision problems in children

Early action prevents long term vision problems in children

09 September 2019

Children in Sheffield are receiving free vision screening tests in the first year of school which could spot a condition and treat it before permanent damage is done. Orthoptists at Sheffield Children’s provide the free screening tests for children...

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Sheffield Children’s supports public call to unite in the fight to improve child health

Sheffield Children’s supports public call to unite in the fight to improve child health

06 September 2019

Doctors and academics are uniting to encourage the public to take decisive action to improve child health. Sheffield Children’s has worked with a range of supporters to launch Child Health Day on 9 September, which is bringing together parents,...

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