School nurses are all qualified nurses who have undertaken specialist training and have experience in dealing with children, young people and their families. School nurses work as part of a wider team that looks after children, young people and their families from age 0-16years old.
Within secondary schools we also offer young people advice and support on issues including, long term medical conditions, bullying, relationships, behaviour, physical, emotional and sexual health, smoking cessation, alcohol and drugs and self harm.
School nurses have a duty to keep information confidential. They are often the first point of contact for young people via drop ins, one to ones, informal contact, community activities and Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE) programmes. As a school nurse we will actively encourage the young person to inform parents of there issues so support can be obtained within the family, however our nursing code of conduct states we are under no obligation to inform teachers or parents if the child does not consent unless there is a risk of significant harm.
The Hollins School Nurse is Debbie Braithwaite and she is usually available at the ‘Confidential Drop-in’ every Tuesday between 1.15 and 2pm in the meeting room in the reception area.
If you do not feel you want to discuss issues relating to your health with the school nurse, you may want to access the following sites for general information or advice.
Click here for Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy.
Click here for information on emergency Salbutamol inhalers in school.
Click here for information on accessing Health records.
Please can we remind parents and carers that any medication sent with a student that is not prescribed and is without a filled medication consent form will not be stored at school or administered to the child. The parents or carers will be contacted immediately to fill in a medication consent form or to collect the medication. Any queries please contact the First Aid office 01254 233500.