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School Nursing

Each school in Islington has a named school nurse who is based at a local health centre and visits the school on a regular basis. School nurses and their teams carry out health assessments and immunisations at targeted ages. Health promotion is a main part of their role together with support for disabled children, children with additional needs and those in need of protection.

School nurses offer advice and information about a wide range of health issues and make referrals to other agencies where appropriate. They also provide training for school staff on specific health conditions.  In secondary schools, school nurses run extended school clinics with a focus on addressing key public health priorities such as teenage pregnancy, obesity and mental health.

School Nursing has produced a leaflet for parents about Minor Illness and School Attendance - see below.

Who to contact

Telephone
020 3316 8021
E-mail
whh-tr.IslingtonSchoolNursing@nhs.net
Website
https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/.../default.asp

Location

Address
School Nursing Team
Highbury Grange Health Centre
1-5 Highbury Grange
London
Postcode
N5 2QB

Other Details

Cost Details
No
Who is this service for?
School nurses are responsible for children and young people aged 4 to 19 years.
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

School nurses can be contacted via the health centre where they are based or via the school.

Additional Languages
Interpreters can be arranged.
Record updated: 17/03/2021