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School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community in order to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 4-18 years.

  • What we do

    • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 4-18 years, school nurses work across education and health, providing a valuable link between school, home and the community.
    • School nurses are qualified and registered nurses or midwives who have chosen to gain experience, training and qualifications to become specialist community public health nurses.
  • Who can access this service?  

    • Any Parent, guardian, carer, foster carer, teacher or in fact anyone with a health concern about a school age child.
    • Email the school nursing service at:  SchoolNurses@gov.gg
  • Primary School

    • Each primary school has a named school nurse who can be contacted either through the school or directly at Lukis House. We can provide confidential help and advice to children, parents, carers and families in these areas:
      • Help and support for parents and carers to meet their children's health needs such as healthy lifestyle, enuresis (bed-wetting), sleep and hygiene.
      • Support parents and carers with their child's physical and emotional health and behaviour.
      • Offer growth, hearing and vision checks.
      • Support children with special needs and complex medical needs.
      • Support and training for education staff when a child has a health condition.
    • You can find information on preparing your child in the downloads section.
  • Secondary School

    • Each secondary school has a named School Nurse.
    • The School Nurse will run a weekly drop-in clinic at each school providing confidential help and advice to you.
    • This clinic will be at the same time and on the same day each week in term-time.
    • You can just turn up to the clinic and you do not need to let anyone know you are going.
    • The school nurse can:
    • Provide help and advice on healthy lifestyle choices including healthy eating, sleep, puberty, sexual health, smoking, drugs and alcohol and keeping safe.·
    • Provide support with emotional health - feeling angry and upset, anxiety, friends and relationships, bullying and exam stress.
    • Support individuals with special needs and complex medical needs.
    • Refer and signpost to other services.
  • Immunisations

    • Immunisations are offered to school age children in Guernsey in schools by the School Nursing Team. Immunisations offered follow the United Kingdom routine immunisation schedule
    • You can view the routine schedule in the downloads section.
    • All immunisations given in school to school age pupils are free of charge. You will receive information about these immunisations and a consent form to complete when vaccinations are due.They will be given in school by experienced school nurses who will make sure nervous pupils are as comfortable as possible 
    • Please contact the School Nursing service if you have any questions about Immunisations. If you know your child has missed some immunisations please call and we can help arrange for your child to receive these.
    • School Nurses offer Immunisation catch up clinics at Lukis House. Please contact us by calling 725241 ex 5286 to find out the date of our next clinic.
    • School Nurses offer the following routine immunisations:
      • Nasal flu for primary school children 
      • HPV Dose 1 in Year 8 and Dose 2 in Year 9 
      • DiptheriaTetanus and Polio (DTP) and Meningitis ACWY Boosters for all year 9 students.
    • You can view a leaflet produced on the immunisations offered in secondary school in the downloads section.
    • More information on these immunisations can be found in the drop downs below.
  • Nasal Flu for Primary School children

    • Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia.The flu vaccine for children is given as a single dose of nasal spray squirted up each nostril. Children need to have this vaccine each year. Not only is it needle-free (a big advantage for children), the nasal spray works even better than the injected flu vaccine with fewer side effects.It's quick and painless and will mean your child is less likely to become ill if they come into contact with the flu virus. The School Nurse Team will be visiting all Primary Schools in October and November to offer this vaccine in schools to all primary school age children.
    • You will receive a letter and a consent form from your child's school during September or October and we will ask you to return the consent form to school. Please read the leaflet 'Protecting Your Child Against Flu' and the 'Nasal Flu Product Information Leaflet' in the downloads section before returning the consent to school. You can view a copy of the letter and a copy of the consent in the downloads section.
    • Any child who is absent from school on the day of the session will be offered a clinic appointment at Lukis House.
    • Clinic appointments can be made by calling 725241 ex 5286.
    • Further information can be found on NHS Immunisation Website
  • HPV for Year 8 and 9

    • From School Year 2019/2020 The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil will be offered to all students at school. Two doses of this vaccine is required to provide protection. School Nurses will visit secondary schools in the term following Christmas to offer dose 1 to Year 8 students and dose 2 to girls in Year 9 who had the first dose last year.(2018/2019 school year)
    • You can read more about the Gardasil vaccine at the  NHS Immunisation Website.
    • 20.3.19 The School Nursing Team have now completed all the school sessions. Please contact us with any queries about this programme.
    • We are still catching up some students who missed having the vaccine at the school session.
    • Further catch up clinics are held at Lukis House if needed. Details of clinics can be obtained by calling 725241 ex 5286.
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP) and Meningitis ACWY Boosters for year 9 boys and girls

    • All students in year 9 are offered booster injections of DTP and Meningitis ACWY. School nurses will visit secondary schools in the summer term to offer these boosters. These are the final immunisations offered in the routine childhood schedule. You can view the schedule in the downloads section.
    • You will receive a letter and a consent form in the post and you will be asked to return this to school by a set date.
    • More information on these vaccines can be found on the NHS immunisation Website.
    • It is important that you read the product information leaflets for the vaccines before you provide consent.
    • You can view the consent form in the downloads.
    • The dates that the School Nurses are due in schools can be viewed in the downloads section.
    • We will contact the parent/ guardian of students who are absent on the day of immunisation to offer an alternative date.
    • Further catch up clinics are held at Lukis House if needed. Details of clinics can be obtained by calling 725241 ex 5286.
    • Please contact the school nursing team if you require any further help or information. Please use the contact button on the right of this screen to see how you can contact us.
  • BCG Vaccination

If you have any question then please contact us using the button on the side of this page.

Downloads

Preparing your Child for Reception CWM Referral Form Readiness for Change Questionnaire Routine Immunisation Schedule from Autumn 2019 Nasal Flu Product Information Leaflet Nasal Flu Consent form 2019 Nasal flu letter to parents protecting your child against flu

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