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School nursing service

Our school nursing service provides a health service to children and young people in schools, other educational establishments and children out of school.

The teams work in Lambeth and Southwark. They are led by specialist school nurse team leaders and work all year round, including during the school holidays.

The service is confidential. However, if we receive information that needs to be shared with other professionals, we will discuss the reason for this and how the information will be shared with you.

What we do

Core service in all schools

  • Ad hoc health assessments – relating to concerns around child protection and child in need reviews
  • Health screening
  • Care plans for children with additional health needs – for example diabetes, asthma and epilepsy
  • Children with special needs – supporting parents and advising teaching staff.

Primary schools

  • Targeted school entry health assessments
  • Childhood measurement programme – reception and year six
  • Working with teaching staff to deliver personal, social and health education (PSHE)
  • Classroom-based health promotion sessions
  • Parenting support at home and school
  • Healthy weight specialists nurses to support children aged 5-12 who have been identified as being above a healthy weight.

Secondary schools

  • Confidential school nurse drop-in sessions
  • Working with teaching staff to deliver personal, social and health education (PSHE)
  • Health promotion – providing advice on a range of topics, including sexual health, smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, drugs and alcohol
  • ChatHealth – a confidential school nurse messaging service for young people aged 11-19 years. 
  • Year 7 questionnaires (PDF 59Kb) – to support young people’s health and wellbeing in secondary school we will be asking Year 7 students to complete a confidential questionnaire in schoolOnce your child has completed the questionnaire, the school nurse may arrange to see your child in school. Additionally, the school nurse may contact you for further discussion. If you do not want your child to complete the questionnaire (PDF 59Kb) please ring the following number 0203 049 4777 to speak to the school nursing team.

Additional services

 

Contacts

Telephone:

020 3049 4777

Email:

gst-tr.SchoolNurseSPE@nhs.net

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