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Information from the School Nursing Service and your School Health Team

 

School Nurses are all qualified nurses, often with additional specialist qualifications in Public Health.  Each School has a named school nurse who is the key health care worker in school.  School nurses work with children from four years nine months up to 16 years of age.

 

The School Nursing Team provides services for children, young people and their families within their home, their schools and in community settings.

 

The school nurse is the link to the School Health Team.  Parents, carers, and young people can use the School Nursing Service by contacting the school or calling the number at bottom of the page.

 

Springwell School Nurse is Ruth Stockley. 

 

What does the School Nursing Team provide?

 

In Primary School

Every child is offered a school entrance health assessment, usually in the term of their 5th birthday.  Children receive an assessment of their height and weight in Year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.

 

Health assessments in primary education can be carried out at any age with parental consent.  These include:

 Growth monitoring

 Vision screening

 Hearing tests

 Health promotion

 

The School Health Team also provides preventative programmes in schools which aim to improve future health and wellbeing.  This may include issues such as obesity, sexual health, alcohol, smoking, and substance misuse

 

The School Health Team supports and signposts to other appropriate services including:

 Health Visiting

 Community Nursery Nurses

 Community Paediatricians

 

The School Health Team work closely with:

 Education and safeguarding teams

 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

 Contraception and Sexual Health Services

 GPs

 Teachers

 Social Care

 Other health services, e.g. Speech and Language, hearing and vision clinics

 Children Continence Service

 

How to Contact the School Nursing Team

 

Please contact the School Nursing Team at:

 

Thornhill Centre for Healthy Living

Pepys Avenue

Thornhill

Southampton

SO19 6PJ

 

Tel: 02380 467155

 

If you have concerns about a child please contact Children’s Social Care on: 02380 833336

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