Harrow 0-19 Service (School Nursing)
General information about the service
The Harrow school nursing service provides support to children and young people in who attend state schools in the borough, with emphasis on physical emotional and social wellbeing. We work in partnership with our local schools, and other community services, families and the children and young persons. in helping each child and young person reach their potential.
Who are we?
The School Nursing Service is made up of Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, Community school staff nurses and school health care assistants, who are trained to identify and deliver the Healthy Child Programme, supporting children and young people. A child’s care will be transferred from the health visitor to a school nurse at the age of five. There is a dedicated nurse for each school to ensure a continuous handover to primary school, and to ensure all secondary school children have health support.
School nurses will carry out
- Health surveillance: A child’s health screen that includes height, weight and vision tests.
- National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP): The majority of children in reception and year six will have their growth measured as part of the NCMP.
- General health and wellbeing advice as well as specialist assistance for children with medical needs, such as asthma.
- Training for staff on management of Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Epilepsy
- Health promotion sessions to school aged children- Healthy eating, oral health and emotional wellbeing
For more information, please look at the CNWL website: Harrow School Health Service: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (cnwl.nhs.uk)
The service is for children and young people from five to 19 years of age who attend a state-maintained school in Harrow, or are home-schooled and resident in Harrow.
How can someone be referred?
The primary location for delivery will be education settings and Milmans CNWL will offer families, children and young people a choice of locations which best meets their needs such as Milmans clinic and at home. Anyone can refer to the service.
The service is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.
Milmans Resource Centre Grove Avenue
Telephone number: 020 3317 2555