The Community Nursing Service
The Community Nursing Service for School-Aged Children – more commonly known as the School Health Nursin Service – provides care and support to all children of school age in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
As your child is educated at home, this service can be provided in a more bespoke way.
How we can help
Healthy children have a better chance of learning. Our Community Nurses work in partnership with parents, children and families offering support and advice with any physical, behavioural or emotional wellbeing issues you may have.
We can also liaise with and make referrals to other professionals. We will discuss their involvement with you and make a referral, if appropriate, with your consent.
We offer support in a variety of settings. This includes providing health information to children, young people and their families, and working with schools to identify health promotion/health improvement initiatives.
If you would like to access these activities, please see the CCHP website or contact us – it may be that you or your child could attend a bespoke session.
All information received by the Community Nursing Service for School-Aged Children is treated as confidential, unless there are safeguarding concerns. Any information
shared with relevant agencies will always be done in the best interests of your child.
Keeping your personal information safe and secure is important to us. For more detailed information on how we protect your information you can read more on our website: www.cchp.nhs.uk/privacy-policy
We offer free webinars which offer practical advice and information on a variety of topics designed for parents and carers. These are:
- Keeping your child happy and healthy
- Healthy eating and physical activity
- Emotional wellbeing
- Eating disorder awareness
- Dental health
- Starting school
- Moving up to secondary school
You can book onto dates by visiting: bit.ly/SchoolNurseWebinars
Other useful information
Your GP will have arranged for your child to have a booster immunisation at around 4 years of age.
Further information about immunisations will be offered throughout your child’s school life and are subject to change according to Department of Health recommendations. Some of these will be offered in school.
For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/vaccinations
If you need to get in touch with the school aged immunisation team, please contact 0300 124 5515
It is advisable that your child attends the family dentist and optician at regular intervals. These services will see your child free of charge.
For up-to-date contact details, resources and more, speak to your child’s school or visit the CCHP website: www.cchp.nhs.uk/school-health-nursing
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