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School Nursing – Bradford

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School nurses, along with health visitors, are trained specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN) who are qualified nurses or midwives that have done further training at an advanced level.

School nurses, health visitors, staff nurses, community nursery nurses, family support workers and healthcare support workers work together as part of the Public Health Nursing Children’s Services across the Bradford District.

Our School Nursing team consists of school nurses, staff nurses, community nursery nurses, family support workers and healthcare support workers.

What services do school nurses provide?

The School Nursing team provides services in a variety of places such as schools, in the local family hubs, and at home where needed. They also provide online appointments and a text messaging service for 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.

Read a more detailed summary of how the School Nursing service can support you and your family

When do we contact you?

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.

How can you access the service?

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.



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Further information

This May Help

This May Help is an NHS website that has been created to support parents and carers with concerns about their child’s mental health. The subjects covered on this website have been chosen by families and young people who have gone through their own mental health challenges. What helped them may also help you.