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NHS Trust School Nursing Team

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust School Nursing Team

The School Nursing Service supports children and young people from ages 5-19 in mainstream school as part of the Healthy Child Programme (D.H 2009)

They are led by specialist community public health nurses who are all qualified nurses or midwives with additional graduate-level training in the health needs of children and young people. Supporting the SCPHN’s are a team of highly skilled community staff nurses, child health and wellbeing assistants, and school health assistants 

 Training sessions

The School Nursing Service is no longer providing yearly updates for Allergy (Anaphylaxis) and Asthma training on a routine basis. They now recommend schools source the resources and training via e-Learning, available via Anaphylaxis Campaign and Asthma UK.

Anaphylaxis

https://www.allergywise.org.uk/p/allergywise-for-schools

https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/schools/

Asthma

https://sch.educationforhealth.org/wp/elearning/

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/child/

Face to face training

The School Nursing Services will still provide face-to-face training in the instance of some new diagnoses or for cases that are more complex. Please email bht-schoolhealth-enquiries@nhs.net, so a member of the team can get in touch to discuss the most appropriate training level for your school and the child’s needs. All requests for face to face training will be triaged and it is important to note:

  • when the last date of the attendance at the BCC “Supporting Children in School with a Medical Condition” training.
  • whether the e-learning modules have been accessed

Training will be in small groups and it can sometimes be beneficial to invite the parent/carer, child, and school key workers where appropriate. E-learning can be accessed throughout the year whenever necessary and is an ideal learning resource to update knowledge prior to school trips or other events.

The BHT Paediatric Outreach Nurse supporting children with complex medical needs in Mainstream School is also able to provide training on a variety of health conditions. E.g epilepsy, feeding tubes, and catheterisation.

Other Specialist Nurses may provide training on other conditions e.g. cystic fibrosis, diabetes, stoma care. Please make contact with the child’s medical professionals via their parents/carers for this training.

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