School Nursing Services

School Nurses

School Nurses

School Nurses are registered nurses who have professional experience in supporting the health needs of all school aged children. They work as part of a skill mix team of specialist practitioners, school staff nurses, nursery nurses and support workers.

They continue the work of the Health Visitor in promoting good health and prevention of illness in the school aged population. This is in line with the Department of Health ‘Healthy Child Programme’. The school nursing team works with parents, carers, children and young people of school age providing advice and support on areas such as:

  • Parenting

  • Children with special needs and complex health needs

  • Sleep/behaviour

  • Allergies and asthma

  • Development

  • Eating problems

  • Alcohol, drugs and smoking

  • Emotional and mental health issues

  • Sexual health and relationships

What else can your School Nurse team offer?
  • National Child Measurement Programme

  • PSHE in schools

  • Enuresis clinics

  • Supporting health needs in school

  • Safeguarding

  • Healthy weight programme

  • Confidential health advice

  • Home visits

  • Referral to other specialists