Working together, working with you

School Health Nursing

School Health NursingThe School Health Nursing service provides of a range of services that promote and support the physical, emotional and social health of children and young people.

Your 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.

There is a named School Health Nurse for each school and they are based in a Health Centre or Hub. 

Who we work with

The School Health Nursing Service is for all school aged children – for those that turn five years of age in an academic year, right up until a young person leaves education.

The School Health Nurse works in partnership with a variety of health professionals in School who may have contact with your child. Professionals include:

  • Paediatricians (Community Doctors)
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Orthoptist (Eyes)
  • Audiology (Hearing)
  • Child Psychiatrists
  • Children’s Learning Disability Team

The School Health Nurse also liaises with and can make referrals to other professionals that may be working with your child, such as your GP, Hospital Doctors, Specialist Nurses at Bristol Children’s Hospital, Social Care, The Lifetime Service and The Jessie May Trust. They will discuss their involvement with you and make a referral if it is felt appropriate, after obtaining your consent.