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Our website - CLCH Children's Health Matters is for parents to find information about the health visiting and school nursing services we provide at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust in your local area.

You can also find out how to contact our staff directly if you have a concern about your child's health.

School Nursing

Our school nursing teams help young people to make the best possible start to life by monitoring their health and promoting good health habits from an early age.

School nurses work with families and young people aged between 4-19 across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community. Their aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. They work with families and young people from when they start school up to 19 years of age and are usually linked to a school or group of schools.

School nurses are not based in schools but work in partnership with linked schools and other professionals to ensure your child's health needs are met. This may include signposting or referring to other services. Your school might also have a welfare officer/first aider who is in school every day to help if your child is injured or unwell. Their role is vey important but is different to that of the school nurse. 

 

Our school nursing teams see children and young people between 4 and 19 years of age who are attending a school in Merton, Brent, Ealing, Richmond, Wandsworth, Barnet and Hammersmith & Fulham. Their aim is improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Our school nurses have two main roles:

  • To give confidential advice, care and treatment to young people and their parents and/or carers.
  • To look after and protect a young person's physical and emotional health.

Our school nursing teams deliver a range of programmes including:

  • Developmental screening including height, weight, vision and hearing
  • Health and sex education
  • Working with children who have additional health needs
  • The Healthy Child Programme (available to all pupils attending state schools)
  • Safeguarding children
  • Most of our services are also available to offer support to parents, carers and school staff

Who works in our school nursing team?

  • Specialist school nurses
  • Community staff nurses
  • School nurse assistants
  • Support and administration

Children and young people between 4 and 19 years of age who attend state schools in Brent, Barnet, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Wandsworth, Richmond and Merton.

Children and young people can also self-refer to our school nursing service.

Our school nursing teams require the following information to accept a referral:

  • child/young person name
  • child/young person address
  • child/young person contact details
  • child/young person date of birth
  • GP details
  • name of the school they attend
  • details of any relevant health issues

Referrals to the school nursing service are usually made directly to the school nursing team attached to the school. See the below local area resources for your school nursing referral forms.

Age 4-11

Our school nurses are experienced in supporting children with health conditions so that they can make the most out of their education. We’ve identified the most common conditions below and explained how the school nurse can help, along with advice and guidance for how you can work most effectively with the school.

Each school has a named school nurse who you can speak to if you have any worries.

You can contact the school nurse between 8-5pm Monday Friday. They will get back to you will back to you within a maximum of three working days. If you have an urgent concern about your child’s health please contact the school and in an emergency dial 111.

Useful websites

There is lots support out there for parents with advice about the most common childhood issues. Here are a few that might be helpful.

Health checks

 

It’s important that your child gets the right check ups, to help them stay healthy and ensure that they can get medical support if needed. We’ve listed the key health checks below. You’ll need to check with your child’s school to see if they provide any of these as part of the school nursing service and if they don’t, you will need to contact your local GP.

Eyes

It is recommended that your child visits a local optician for a free eyesight test

Teeth

Your child must be registered with a GP and a dentist; after a dental check-up, your dentist will recommend when to book another appointment, this is usually 6 – 12 monthly for under 18 year olds.

Immunisations

Your child should have their pre-school booster vaccinations that will protect them from transmittable infections. These include MMR and the nasal Flu vaccine. You will need to contact your GP for this. Information on childhood immunisations Nasal Flu is also offered in school every year.

Weight and height

This is for part of the national child measurement programme and will be offered to children in reception age and year six. 
And remember……

Return your completed child’s health questionnaire to the school so that the school nurse is aware of any essential medical information especially if they require medication to be given in school.

Resources for Primary School children during the Corona crisis:

Top tips for keeping fit while inside:

Recipe book

What is Corona?

Little Puddings, The Autism Educator have developed a leaflet which helps to explain Coronavirus and what we should be doing. See resource here

Age 11-19

Our school nurses are experienced in supporting young people with health conditions so that they can make the most out of their education. We’ve identified the most common conditions below and explained how the school nurse can help, along with advice and guidance for how you can work most effectively with the school. 

Each school has a named school nurse who you can speak to if you have any worries. 

You can contact the school nurse between 8-5pm Monday - Friday. They will get back to you within a maximum of three working days. If you have an urgent concern about your health please contact the school and in an emergency dial 111.

Our school nurse contact details are listed by borough in the purple tabs on this page. 

Drop in’s

All secondary schools have a drop in session during a lunch hour, once a week. You can go along and see your school nurse without an appointment. We offer advice and support on any aspect of your health and emotional wellbeing that you have worries about. If we cannot help we will usually find someone who can.

Long term illnesses

If you’ve had an illness for a long time, your school nurse can help you manage it. We’ve listed some of the most common illnesses below, but if yours isn’t on our list, please do speak to your school nurse as they will be able to help you.

Each school has a named school nurse who you can speak to if you have any worries.

Useful websites

The internet is vast and there is lots of support out there for anything that might be troubling you. Below are just a few of the most popular support services. Remember that you can always speak to your school nurse if you need to.

Your health

It’s important to get check-ups so that you stay healthy and can get the right medical help if needed.

Remember…

  • You must be registered with a GP and a dentist; after a dental check-up, your dentist will recommend when to book another appointment, this is usually 6 – 12 monthly for under 18 year olds.
  • If you are concerned about your eyesight, visit a local optician for a free eyesight test

Immunisations

All you need to know about Immunisations at school.

If you do have any more questions, please ask your school nurse.

Your health as a school leaver

Don’t worry! When you leave school you can access support from your GP practice. If you have a long term health condition your paediatric consultant will make sure that your health records are transferred over to an adult consultant who will help manage your health from that point onwards.

If you are worried about where you can access health support once you leave school speak to your school nurse who will be able to help you find the right services.

Resources for young people at Secondary School during the Corona crisis:

Top tips for keeping fit while inside:

Recipe book:

What is Corona?

Little Puddings, The Autism Educator have developed a leaflet which helps to explain Coronavirus and what we should be doing. See resource here

Barnet School Nursing Service

South School Nursing Team

Email: clcht.BarnetSouthSNTeam@nhs.net

 

West School Nurse team 

Email: CLCHT.BarnetWestSNteam@nhs.net

 

East Central School Nurse Team

Email: clcht.BarnetEastCentralSNTeam@nhs.net

 

Barnet school nursing referral form

To refer to the Barnet school nursing team please complete our referral form. You can find out which school is under the care of which school nursing team here.

Information for supporting children and young people that have been affected by a bereavement due to Coronavirus

The school health questionnaire informs the school nurse of any medical information about your child, which is vital especially if they require any medication to be administered in school.

The completed and returned questionnaire provides us with the most up-to-date demographic and health information about your child.

Any information you provide is confidential and will only be shared with the school on a need-to-know basis, ensuring your child receives appropriate care to enable them to reach their potential whilst staying safe and well at school.

Brent school nursing team

Brent school nursing referral form

To refer to the Brent school nursing team please complete our referral form.

Brent school readiness checklist

If your child is a rising 5 due to start school in the new academic year and living in Brent you can complete the Brent school readiness checklist for your child.

Information for supporting children and young people that have been affected by a bereavement due to Coronavirus

Contacting the Ealing team

Address:
Hanwell Children's Centre
25a Laurel Gardens
Hanwell
W7 3JG

Admin hub telephone number: 020 8102 5888

Email: 

Ealing school nursing referral form

To refer to the Ealing school nursing team please complete our referral form.

Information for supporting children and young people that have been affected by a bereavement due to Coronavirus

School nurse bases

You can find out which team covers your child's school in our H&F School health directory

North team 
  • Address:
    Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing 
    56 Bloemfontein Road 
    White City 
    London 
    W12 7FG 
  • Phone: 020 8102 6009 
  • Email: clcht.snteamnorth@nhs.net
Central team
  • Address:
    Hammersmith Bridge Road Surgery
    1 Hammersmith Bridge Road
    London
    W6 9DU
  • Phone: 020 8102 3856
  • Email: clcht.sncentralteam@nhs.net 
South team 

 

Hammersmith and Fulham school nursing referral form

To refer to the H&F school nursing team please complete our referral form.

Information for supporting children and young people that have been affected by a bereavement due to Coronavirus

Contacting the Merton team

Address:
Steersmead Children Centre,
Lavender Park Steersmead,
Mitcham
CR4 3HL

Phone: 020 8102 3350

Email: clcht.schoolnursingmerton@nhs.net

Merton school nursing referral form

To refer to the Merton school nursing team please complete our referral form.

Information for supporting children and young people that have been affected by a bereavement due to Coronavirus

Contacting the Richmond team

Address:

Richmond School Nursing

Causeway House, 13 The Causeway, Teddington, TW11 0JR

Phone: 0330 058 1679

Email:   

clcht.0-19wandsworthandrichmondadmin@nhs.net

Richmond school nursing referral form

To refer to the Richmond school nursing team please complete our referral form.

Information for supporting children and young people that have been affected by a bereavement due to Coronavirus

Contacting the Wandsworth team

 

Address:

Wandsworth School Nursing

West  Wing PCS Building, 160 Falcon RoadLondon, SW11 2LN

Phone: 0330 058 1679

Email:   

clcht.0-19wandsworthandrichmondadmin@nhs.net

 

Wandsworth school nursing referral form

To refer to the Wandsworth school nursing team please complete our referral form.

Information for supporting children and young people that have been affected by a bereavement due to Coronavirus