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Harrow School Nursing Service

Covid-19 Update

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Harrow school nursing service remains available as needed to all children, families and young people. The service has increased the capacity to receive calls - tel: 020 3317 2555, and offer support and advice by phone.

Information is also available via the CNWL website:  

www.cnwl.nhs.uk
https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/harrow-school-health-service

We will continue to:

  • Fully support vulnerable families and those needing additional support
  • Have an increased duty team of school nurses available by phone for all families requiring support, advice and digital sign posting

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

About the service

The School Health Service is made up of school health nurses, who are trained to identify and deliver the health needs of children that are of school age. 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 with more support to make sure reception-age children are ready for school.

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.

For more information see the Harrow school health leaflet.

Eligibility criteria 

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 Children Centres, Milmans, health centres and education settings. CNWL will offer families, children and young people a choice of locations which best meets their needs such as community centres, general practice and, where appropriate, at home. Anyone can refer to the service.

Service times

The service is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

Address

Milmans
Grove Avenue
HA5 5PF

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Telephone number: 020 3317 2555

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