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School Nursing Service - Dorset Healthcare N.H.S.

School Nursing teams deliver the national Healthy Child Programme to school-age children across Dorset that includes a range of assessments and support for children and young people. The teams provide advice and support on physical and emotional health issues that may be causing concern to individual children/young people and their parents.

School nursing teams work closely with other professionals such as Health Visitors, GPs, Community Paediatricians, Speech and Language Therapists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams and education staff. The teams will see most children/young people and families in schools or in other community settings such as health centres and community clinics.

Various Venues across Dorset. See Website for Details.
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
All Year Round
From 4 years  to 18 years .
This Service is Free
Referral Criteria:
Via School
Via GP or other health professional
Referral Procedure:
Professional and self referral. The school nursing teams provide an assessment of hearing for children in reception year; weight and height measurement offered for all children in Reception and Year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Programme; school based immunisations offered to all eligible children : Childhood Flu (school years 1&2); Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to all year 8 girls; and the School Leavers Booster (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Meningitis vaccination to all students in Year 10.
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Health Description

Please see our website for all further information including locations and contact details, information for parents and self-help documents.