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Listen to Radio 4 programme on medical conditions in schools
Today (25 August 2010), Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme included a discussion of medical conditions in schools.
At least a million children of school age have an ongoing medical condition such as epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, cancer, ME or extreme allergic reaction. While many schools have good policies in place for dealing with these children, there is no statutory requirement to provide such care. Now an alliance of more than 30 charities have joined together to call for such legislation to be introduced. Jane hears from one mother whose child has diabetes, about how they are managing the condition and the problems she has had in getting the care her son needs at school. She also discusses the issues with Rosie Newbigging of Asthma UK and Christina McAnea, Head of Education at UNISON.
Listen to the programme on the BBC's iPlayer.