NHS Trust School Nursing Team
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust School Nursing Team
The School Nursing Service support children and young people from ages 0-19 with medical and emotional needs.
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.
The team includes:
- community staff nurses,
- child health and wellbeing advisors
- school health assistants
The School Nursing Service is no longer providing yearly updates for EpiPen, Asthma and Epilepsy training on a routine basis. They now recommend schools source this training via e-Learning, available via recognised specialist leading charities. See the Bucks Health Care website for information about training courses.
Face to face training
The School Nursing Services will still provide face to face training in the instance of a new diagnosis or for cases that are more complex. To request this, fill out the School Nurse Service Request Form.
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 event
- 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.
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.