School nurses work with school age children and young people and their families to encourage a healthy lifestyle throughout their school years. We want all children to reach their full potential and encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices in the future.
The main areas of our service include:
- Assessing health needs of the school age children
- School entry health assessment including screening for height, weight, hearing and vision (North Kirklees Only)
- Referral to other agencies and specialist services where appropriate
- Confidential texting service for high school pupils
- Supporting pupils and families with complex health needs
- Immunisation programmes
- Providing health education in school
- Providing support and advice to parents
- Health promotion for individuals, families and communities
- Promoting positive emotional and psychological health and supporting individuals with identified mental health problems
- Promoting positive sexual health and contributing to the prevention of teenage pregnancies through education, guidance and support
- Contributing to improving the nutrition and physical activity levels of children and young people
- Providing support, guidance and education around alcohol, drugs and smoking in partnership with specialist agencies
The Way We Work
Every school has a named school nurse who can advise on any health issues. We provide support for school age children in schools, health centres, children's centres, other community settings and undertake home visits.
Referrals come to us from a variety of sources including:
- Pupils, parents/carers
- General practitioners and other health professionals
- School staff
- Other agencies
What's your opinion...?
Locala Community Partnerships is always looking for ways to improve services.
We, at Locala's School Nursing Service would love to know what you think about what we do; what is good? Where can we improve? By giving us feedback on Patient Opinion we can continue to make sure the service works for you and other families/young people. We will always respond to your comments.
Patient Opinion is a website for people to give anonymous and public feedback to the NHS. Patient Opinion is independent of the NHS and is not for profit.
On Patient Opinion you do not use your real name, you can create a username. This way we won't know who you are but you can still tell us what you think.
Patient Opinion asks for your email address so they can tell you when your feedback is public on the website and let you know when Locala's School Nursing Service responds. This is completely confidential and Patient Opinion never shares your email with anyone however you don't have to give your current email address if you'd prefer not to.
You can let us know how we are doing by using a made up email address by putting @example.com at the end of your username. E.G. PurplePO@example.com you can still look on the website to check for a response from the School Nursing team.
Go to www.patientopinion.org.uk, or call 0800 122 31 35 (mobiles may be charged) to share your story.