Medical needs policy
All schools should have a medical conditions policy which states how the school will care for any children with medical conditions, the procedures for getting the right care and training in place and who is responsible for making sure the policy is carried out.
The policy should recognise health conditions can be life threatening and that they can also affect how a child learns. Schools must regularly review and audit their policy to make sure the arrangements for children with medical conditions are working. Schools in England are required by law to have a medical conditions policy.
This policy statement should be developed with pupils, parents, school nurse, school staff, governors, the school employer and relevant local health services. This policy statement should be made publicly available on the school's website.
Information and resources
If your school and need advice, information and support around medical needs for your pupils, please see the School Nursing Service page.
You may find these resources useful for you: