NEW STUDENT CHECK
New students are offered a health check by the nurses as an introduction to the school nursing service. Baseline measurements such as height and weight are taken, immunisation history is checked and any health issues may be discussed.
LONG TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS
Individual health care plans are produced for certain children with long term conditions to help coordinate care throughout the school. Training is provided by the school nurses for staff to support children with health care needs such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or severe allergies.
Health promotion is an important part of the school nurse’s role and they work with teachers to provide support to the curriculum in appropriate areas.