Shropshire Public Health Nursing Service
The School Nursing Service takes over children’s care from the Health Visitor at the age of five.
Child health records are handed over to the school nursing service from the Health Visitor and remain with the School Nursing Service until young people leave school or sixth form.
· School Nurses are qualified registered nurses or midwives with specialist training and experience in public health for children, promoting healthy lifestyles
· Provide health assessments
· Health screening, such hearing tests and as the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) completed in Reception and Year 6
· Supporting pupils with long term health conditions or disabilities such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy
· Primary school and community drop-in’s
· Working with schools, children and young people to address smoking, alcohol or drugs.
· Support to parents and carers providing advice on specific issues such as bedwetting or healthy eating
· Protection of vulnerable children to improve their health outcomes
· Signposting and access to other services, young people and families.
If you require help or advice please contact the School Nurses on 03333583654/ 07507330346.