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Shropshire School Nurses

Description:

The School Nursing Service is now part of the Public Health Nursing service.

Public Health Nurses are based in community settings throughout Shropshire area, and are qualified registered nurses or midwives with specialist training and experience in public health for children, young people and families.

The Public Health Nursing service offers the following services to school aged children:

  • promoting healthy lifestyles;
  • provide health assessments;
  • health screening, such as the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) completed in Reception and Year 6, supporting pupils with long term health conditions or disabilities such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy;
  • Confidential Health and Advice for Teens (CHAT) drop-ins in secondary schools;
  • community drop-ins;
  • working with schools, children and young people to address smoking, alcohol or drugs;
  • support to parents and carers, providing advice on specific issues such as bedwetting or healthy eating;
  • emotional health and well-being support;
  • protection of vulnerable children to improve their health outcomes;
  • signposting and access to other services.

Children and young people in Shropshire are now able to contact their School Nurse by text.  This service has been commissioned by the Local Authority Public Health department in partnership with Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.  This text service will increase the opportunity for secondary school age young people to access advice and support from their School Nurse.

The TXT UR School Nurse service is available for confidential advice and support from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm, by texting:  07507 330346.

For more information about the Shropshire School Nurses service, please follow the link to visit their website or use the contact details provided.

Contact Details

Address:
SPOA
Shropshire Public Health Nursing Service
Coral House
11 Longbow Close
Harlescott Lane Shrewsbury
Postcode:
SY1 3GZ
Telephone:
Parent: 0333 3583654
Professional: 01743 730090
Email:
shropcom.spoa@nhs.net
Website
www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/.../rte.asp

Additional Information

Notes:

It is important that your child’s vaccinations/immunisations are up to date.  If you require any further information please contact your GP or the Public Health Nursing service.

Information about vaccinations can also be found at:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/childhood-vaccines-timeline/


Page last reviewed:
09/07/2019
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