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School Health Nursing

School Health NursingYour School Health Nursing Team is made up of School Health Nurses and School Health Assistants who are experienced in working with children and young people.

The School Health Nursing Service will ensure that every parent and child/young person has access to health advice, support and signposting (including sexual health, emotional and mental health issues) as well as support in relation to healthy lifestyles.

The School Nursing Service 5-19 years is available to all children and young people living, or at school/college within the Bristol and South Gloucestershire local authority area, as a first point of contact for advice and signposting.

Only schools which are local authority schools or academies or children educated at home will be entitled to further support and guidance following initial contact for advice and signposting.

Young people at further education colleges or independent schools will be able to access signposting and advice.   

Who the School Nursing Team works with:

The School Health Nurse works in partnership with a variety of professionals which includes:  

  • Community Doctors
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Barnardos
  • Off The Record
  • Children's Learning Disability Team
  • Lifetime
  • Family Nurse Partnership
  • Early Help/Social care
  • as well as children and young people services within the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Council and voluntary/community organisations.

Days/hours of service

The core service operates standard hours of 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, but with flexibility to meet the needs of families. The service is provided all year round. 

School Nurse Team Contact Numbers

Kingswood Team: Telephone 01454 862202
Patchway Team: Telephone 01454 862767
Yate Team: Telephone 01454 338804

Requests for support

Requests for support from schools, parents/carers, young people, GPs and partner agencies will be processed weekly and an initial contact made by telephone to offer advice, signposting and written information. If more complex or the concern is not resolved, a more detailed face to face assessment and intervention will be offered, following any onward referrals for more specialist advice.