School Nursing Cornwall
School nurses provide confidential advice and health information. This advice is available to young people, their parents, carers and teachers. School nurses will help ensure children and young people stay fit and healthy.
School Nursing Cornwall offers health assessments to all children when they start primary and secondary school. This information is used by the NHS to help plan and improve services for children.
As well helping parents to bring up healthy children by providing information on healthy eating and hygiene, they also help teachers to meet any health needs children may have at school. In secondary schools they provide drop-in sessions. For all children school nurses can help to carry out the common assessment framework. This looks at all the child’s needs, not just those that can be met by one organisation and develops a plan to meet those needs.
They can also help to put you in touch with or make referrals to the other health services your child may need. This includes hearing tests, speech and language therapy, continence services, child mental health services, dieticians and opticians.
Each autumn/spring term the school nurse will meet with groups of year 7 pupils in order to raise the awareness of health issues that the school nurse can support young people with, to highlight the school nurse weekly drop in service and to offer each year 7 pupil a health check.
Existing Referrals and Enquiries
Contact the Children’s Services Care Management Centre on:
Children’s Services Care Management Centre
Truro Health Park
Contact the Early Help Hub on:
or if you wish to make a referral please use the approriate link below.
School Nursing Resources
Finding Your School Nurse
School Nursing for primary school aged children leaflet
School Nursing – Secondary school aged children Leaflet
Primary School Poster
Secondary School Poster
The Spotty Book
We are running feedback surveys for children and adults
Children’s version: https://www.oc-meridian.com/CFT/survey/childrensservicesuser
Parents version: https://www.oc-meridian.com/CFT/survey/childrensserviceparents