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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. 

Additional services




020 3049 4777



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