School Health Nursing
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.
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.
Use the links on the left to find out more about who we are and what we do.
During the COVID pandemic, the School Health Nursing service will provide a blended offer of provision across schools in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This offer will be based on the individual needs of schools and pupils, and applies to both mainstream and specialist schools/resource bases.
The service will continue to process all requests for support as usual. All contacts with children, young people and their families will be attempted by telephone and/or video link in the first instance. If the intervention cannot be managed virtually, face to face interventions in schools can be arranged between nurses and service users adhering to current government advice regarding COVID measures and local, individual risk assessments.
The service will follow national guidance in terms of provision of the National Child Measurement Programme and routine vision screening.
Free webinars for parents and carers: March 2022
We are excited to offer a series of online presentations to help support families across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. These sessions are suitable for carers of children and young people of all ages.
Secure your free space using the links below or download our webinar poster for March 2022 for more information.
- Book webinar: Continence in children and young people (21 March 2022)
- Book webinar: Healthy eating and physical activity (22 March 2022)
- Book webinar: Keeping your child happy and healthy (23 March 2022)
- Book webinar: Helping your child with sleep (24 March 2022)
- Book webinar: Eating disorder awareness (28 March 2022)
- Book webinar: Dental health (28 March 2022)
- Book webinar: Understanding your child’s wellbeing (29 March 2022)
The School Nursing teams across South Gloucestershire and Bristol have now transitioned from paper records to EMIS. This means the service has access to children and young people’s records on EMIS, including GP records. Find out what the move to EMIS means for you.