Buckinghamshire School Nursing Service

We work in schools and the local community to support all children and young people with medical, emotional or educational needs.

Our aim is to support each person we care for to achieve their potential for physical, emotional and social well-being so that they can get the most from life and education and become responsible for their own health.

We work in partnership with children and young people, their families and other health and education professionals in a range of locations, including schools, clinics and family homes. We also work with colleagues in health, care and education services across Buckinghamshire to help shape children’s services.

Our service is part of the Healthy Child Programme 0 to 19 which is a national framework, based on best evidence, to promote and protect the health of children as they grow.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Susie Mitchell, Anne Downes or Liz Watkins
Contact Position
Team Lead and Professional Lead (Public Health)
Telephone
E-mail
bht.schoolhealth-enquiries@nhs.net
Website
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Where to go

Name
Various locations
Address
Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Service offered in schools and clinics

Other Details

Cost Description

Contact for details

Age Ranges
4.5 to 19 years old

Referral

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

 

Local Offer

Description

Many children and young people live with a long-term medical condition such as asthma, epilepsy or diabetes, or with a disability. The healthy child programme describes the school nursing service as one of the supporting teams that can help children and young people manage the physical and emotional effects of these conditions and disabilities, therefore helping them to achieve their full potential, enjoying the same opportunities as their peers both in and outside school. 

Contact Name
Jenny Chapman
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
bht.schoolhealth-enquiries@nhs.net
Local Offer Links
Bucks Healthcare School Nursing
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
2 to 4
8 to 11
5 to 7

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Support and advice for all school age children and their families, individualised care packages where needed based on the child/young persons needs

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

For all identified health and well being needs to be met

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

The service is offered in all schools throughout the county, the teams can be contacted via the website. Children need to be in state funded schools, as we cannot offer our school nursing service to children who attend private schools.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

The service is accessible to all children and young people through the schools including special schools, as long as these are state funded.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

All communication is through the schools and additional information can be found on the website. Information is also given face to face to children and their families where ever possible

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

School nurses are qualified, registered nurses and their training includes working with children and families with SEND. Regular training updates are attended throughout the year and on exception according to recognised health needs

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

Responding to any changes in provision required

Last Updated
10/12/2019

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