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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Shropshire School Nurses

School Nurses are qualified registered nurses or midwives with specialist training and experience in public health for children, young people and families.

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School Nurses offer services to school aged children between the ages of 5 to 19 years old who attend local state schools and some special schools.

The School Nursing Service takes over their care from the Health Visitor at the age of 5.

Public Health Nursing Service

Our services

We offer the following services:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Provide health assessments
  • Health screening, such hearing tests and as the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) completed in Reception and Year 6
  • Supporting pupils with long term health conditions or disabilities such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy
  • Confidential Health and Advice for Teens (CHAT) drop-in’s in secondary schools
  • Primary school and community drop-in’s
  • Working with schools, children and young people to address smoking, alcohol or drugs.
  • Support to parents and carers providing advice on specific issues such as bedwetting or healthy eating
  • Protection of vulnerable children to improve their health outcomes
  • Signposting and access to other services
  • Fit Families Weight Management Service

Services we do not offer

School Nurses do not undertake vision testing in school; this is carried out by the sensory inclusion service who offer this during your child's first year in school.

What to bring with you

If we need you to bring anything with you to your appointment, we will notify you of this beforehand.

Where are we?

School nurses are based in community settings throughout Shropshire area.

Contact us

Contact us

Public Health Nursing Service 0-19 Lead
Jo Gregory
Tel: 0333 358 3654

Single Point of Access (SPOA)
General enquiries and appointments:
Tel: 0333 358 3654
Text: 07507 330346

CHAT: Confidential Help & Advice for Teens

Who are we?

School Nurses are qualified registered nurses or midwives with specialist training and experience in public health for children, young people and families.

School Nurses offer services to school aged children between the ages of 5 to 19 years old who attend local state schools and some special schools.

The School Nursing Service takes over their care from the Health Visitor at the age of 5.

Child health records are handed over to the school nursing service from the Health Visitor and remain with the School Nursing Service until young people leave school or sixth form

Shropshire School Nurses Team
Next review due: 1 September 2020