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School Health: School nursing

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  • Website School nurse toolkit: improving young people’s health literacy

    This toolkit has been produced with support from Public Health England and is designed to help school nurses improve the health literacy of children and young people.

    Publisher: Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH)
    Published Date: 01/11/2016

  • Website School nurses: children’s access to school nurses to improve wellbeing and protect them from harm

    This report is a Lightning Review by the Children's Commissioner for England examining children's access to school nurses to improve wellbeing and protect them from harm.

    Publisher: Children's Commissioner for England
    Published Date: 12/09/2016

  • Website The role of health visitors and school nurses: supporting the health and wellbeing of military families

    This document supports health visitors and school nurses to deliver improved outcomes, and outlines aspirations for service delivery.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 19/11/2015

  • Website Children’s emotional and additional health needs

    The Children’s Emotional and Additional Health Needs programme provides continuing professional development (CPD) content comprising six e-learning sessions, as both a resource pack for face-to-face training and as a learning resource, for health visitors and school nurses. It focusses on early and co-ordinated support for children with emotional health and wellbeing issues, and additional or complex health needs.

    Publisher: e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)
    Published Date: 05/11/2015

  • Website Helping school nurses to tackle child sexual exploitation

    This pathway is designed to clarify the role of the school nursing service regarding child sexual exploitation. A new version of the pathway is available (2 October 2015).

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 02/10/2015

  • Website Supporting children, young people and families and communities to be safer, healthier and to reduce youth crime

    This pathway provides guidance to school nurses and youth justice professionals working with young people who are in the youth justice system or at risk of being involved. It sets out the rationale for effective partnership working and pulls together the core principles to help local areas develop their own local frameworks to support effective working.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 02/10/2015

  • Website Health visiting and school nursing partnership – pathways for supporting health visitor and school nurse interface and improved partnership working

    This pathway is guidance to support professionals to deliver improved outcomes, and outlines aspirations for service delivery. The guidance will assist in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and will help local areas to shape their services.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 02/10/2015

  • Website Transition to the school nursing service

    The Queen’s Nursing Institute has created a new online learning resource for nurses who are new to working in the school nursing service. The resource contains 11 chapters, on subjects including safeguarding, integrating children with special health needs, working with other community professionals, and career development.

    Publisher: Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI)
    Published Date: 24/08/2015

  • Website Can school nurses identify mental health needs early and provide effective advice and support?

    This article aims to explore and analyse primary research regarding the role of the school nurse in providing care for children and young people with mental health needs.

    Publisher: British Journal of School Nursing
    Published Date: 20/04/2015

  • Website Childhood behavioural problems (briefings)

    Nine briefings which set out what childhood behavioural problems are, when they become conduct disorder, how to recognise the signs and how many children are affected. They also look at what can be done, how to engage parents and talks about the referral process. There are briefings for various groups including GPs; schools’ midwives, health visitors and school nurses; child social workers; Troubled Families teams; substance misuse staff; housing professionals; prison officers; and justice professionals. The link also includes the short video made by parents for parents to show them what parenting programmes look like and the impact they have.

    Publisher: Centre for Mental Health
    Published Date: 11/04/2014

  • Website Using texts to increase access to school nurses (Journal article)

    A project to make school nursing services in two secondary schools more accessible enabled young people to contact their school nurse using a mobile texting service

    Publisher: Nursing Times
    Published Date: 21/03/2014

  • Website Getting to know your health visiting and school nursing service

    This information sharing leaflet for the health visiting and school nursing services has been developed by the Department of Health. The leaflet is aimed at parents and includes sections on: What your local service does; Who are health visitors and school nurses?; How can health visitors support you and your child 0-5 years?; How can school nurses support you and your child 5-19 years?

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 15/02/2014

  • Website School nurse champions - putting young people at the heart of school nursing

    The British Youth Council and the North West Regional Youth Work Unit have developed a package of support to help schools to develop a school nurse champion scheme.

    Publisher: British Youth Council
    Published Date: 16/01/2014

  • Website Supporting children and young people with diabetes: RCN guidance for nurses in schools and early years settings

    This document outlines the principles that health care professionals and education staff should apply to ensure the needs of children and young people with diabetes are met. The aim is to ensure that children and young people receive appropriate intensive therapies, without prejudicing their health or education.

    Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
    Published Date: 09/12/2013

  • Website School and community nurses supporting young carers

    This online resource aims to help school nurses and their teams to support young carers – that is, children and young people with caring responsibilities. It will also be of interest to children’s community nurses and health visitors.

    Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
    Published Date: 08/12/2013


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