Managing Health Care Needs

By working in partnership with parents/carers, pupils and health professionals, we will be able to support pupils who have healthcare needs in a safe, efficient and secure environment. This includes pupils who require medication during school time. If you need us to support you with any medical needs please email us and we will be delighted to assist you. Please do not send medication (other than as agreed in advance) into school via the school bags.

More information, including the forms can be found here.

At the beginning of each session we ask you to share/ update your child’s medical information. We use this to compile plans and ensure your child’s needs are met. If your child’s information changes throughout the year please let us know.

Who Does What?

  • GP – all regular family health care
  • School Nurse
  • CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Specialist service
  • Hospital Paediatric – medical/surgical and other specialist services
  • Community Paediatrician – doctors in community child health
  • CCN Team – Community Children’s Nurses – specialist paediatric trained nurses
  • AHPs Allied Health Professionals – speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, orthoptics – referral based service
  • CVT – Community Vaccination Team – nurses who deliver vaccination services to all age groups
  • Learning Disability Services – where there is LD diagnosis
  • Oral Health – Dental – prevention and treatment service
  • LAC – Looked After Children – nurses who work only with looked after children. When notified by Social Work that a child has become looked after, the LAC nurses will undertake a health assessment. They may refer to school nursing for ongoing reviews and wider support.