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School Nurse

logoThe school nurses work all year round and are based at The Fold, Venice Avenue, Burnley BB11 5JX,

Telephone 01282 628660

The role of the school nurse is to monitor young peoples’ health and promote Healthy Lifestyles. We
provide a variety of services such as health promotion, undertake health interviews and develop
care plans for some young people with long term medical conditions.

The School Health Team also run a weekly “drop in” session within the school, usually over lunch.
This is an opportunity for young people to access health for advice and information on a range of
issues, including, long term medical conditions, bullying, relationships , behaviour, physical,
emotional and sexual health, smoking cessation, alcohol and drugs and self harm.

We also take direct referrals from parents please contact us on the number above to discuss any
concerns with the health or wellbeing of your son or daughter.

Confidentiality

School nurses have a duty to keep information confidential. School nurses actively encourage the

young person to inform parents of their issues so support can be obtained within the family,
however the NMC code of conduct states we are under no obligation to inform teachers or parents if
the child does not consent unless there is a risk of significant harm.

The Code of Conduct can be accessed here for further information

School Health Needs Assessment

The School Health Team carry out an annual School Health Needs Assessment (SHNA) . As part of the
SHNA process, pupils in Year 9 will complete a questionnaire about their health and well-being. This
is really helpful for us to better understand and respond to the health needs of children and young
people in the school and also offer additional support if needed.

Health Records

The majority of schools in Lancashire are involved in this and last year over 17,000 children and
young people took part! If you would like to know more about this the school nurse will be happy to
tell you more.

Click here for information for young people on how to access their
health records

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