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Supporting pupils with medical conditions

Overview

The Health and Safety Team are able to offer guidance and training for supporting pupils with medical conditions at your school.

See our information about:

 

DfE guidance

Statutory guidance was issued by the Department for Education in 2014. This relates to the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school.

This statutory guidance applies to:

  • governing bodies of maintained schools (excluding maintained nursery schools)
  • management committees of PRUs
  • proprietors of academies

Statutory guidance for supporting pupils at school with medical conditions PDF, 310KB, 29 pages

 

Medicines policy

All schools are required by law to have a medicines policy in place. 

The policy will need to include:

  • school responsibilities
  • school staff training and support
  • the child's role in managing their own medical needs
  • individual healthcare plans
  • managing medicines on school premises
  • record keeping
  • safe storage of medicines
  • disposal of medicines
  • hygiene and infection control
  • arrangements for managing day trips, residential visits and sporting activities
  • school's arrangements for common conditions
  • liability and indemnity
  • complaints
  • suggested procedures for administering medicines

 

Medicines book for record keeping

To order a new medicines book, email transactionhub@buckscc.gov.uk

The cost of these books is £7.

 

Medical form templates

Medical form templates have been created as an aid to schools, their use is entirely voluntary.

Medical form templates DOC, 3.6KB, 26 pages

Schools are free to adapt them as they wish to meet local needs, to design their own templates, or to use templates from another source.

 

Useful resources

Spare Pens In Schools

A one-stop resource for anyone who wants to know about anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injector 'pens' in schools.

Spare pens in schools.uk

Allergy UK

Allergy UK is the leading national charity providing support, advice and information for those living with allergic disease.

Allergyuk.org

Asthma UK

Asthma UK is the leading national charity providing support, advice and information for those living with Asthma.

Asthma.org

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK supports and campaigns for those affected by or at risk of diabetes.

Diabetes.org

Gov.uk

Statutory guidance for supporting pupils with medical conditions

 

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