Our School Nursing team consists of school nurses, staff nurses, community nursery nurses and healthcare support workers work together to deliver services to school-aged children and young people and are part of the wider 0-19 Family Health services across the Bradford District.
We aim to provide health advice and a range of services to support children and young people. The team has knowledge and skills in many areas including nutrition, healthy lifestyles and mental health.
We can provide a range of support, for example when children or young people have anxiety or concerns around their own health, or if concerns are raised in assessments, and we can also refer to other services. We work with a range of different people like the school, GP, or other health and social care professionals.
Where needed and in agreement with a child or young person and their parents or carers (depending on their age), we can make a plan of care which may include school, signposting to information for you or completing a referral.
The school nursing service has contact with children, young people and families at different stages. This may be a routine assessment of health needs or to provide additional support when needed.
The team also provides health information in schools to class groups or individuals.
We also have a separate School Nursing Immunisation team who come into schools as part of the national immunisation programme.
We have contact at various set times with children, young people and families and are currently working towards more routine health needs assessments being completed electronically.
You will be sent more information about this when it is needed, including consent arrangements. In addition, we may have contact when other needs arise.
If you would like to talk to the team including the immunisation team, please contact us.
We are available between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday not including bank holidays. If you need help outside these hours, you should contact the local service that usually provides out-of-hours support like your pharmacy, or for more urgent queries, 111.
To contact the Bradford team please ring 01274 221203.