School Nurse

School NurseWigston

School Nurse Information on this page is posted on behalf of the School Nurse.

Welcome to the School Nurse Team

School nurses are qualified registered nurses. The School Nurse Team promotes the holistic health of school aged children and work in partnership with children, young people, their families, schools and allied professionals. They encourage children and young people to think about their health and become responsible for their own health as they progress through adolescence into adulthood. School nurses are not based in individual schools but have a cluster of schools. Parents can contact the school nurse to discuss any health concerns; school staff can refer young people to see the school nurse, and we request that they speak with parents before any referrals are made. Young people can self-refer, and any discussions are confidential unless there are safeguarding concerns. The school nurse team will also be in school at certain times to offer health advice on topics such as healthy eating, smoking, drugs and alcohol, emotional health, dental health, hygiene and growing up.

Lindsey Franks School Nurse offers appointments at Wigston Academy on Thursday mornings.

 

The Team for Wigston Schools

Lindsey Franks School Nurse (0116 2642693)

Helen Cadman (0116 2642693)

Cara Brennen (0116 2642693)

A school nurse is available during the school holidays, please leave a message on any of the above phone lines and a school nurse will contact you as soon as they can.

From September 2015 the following immunisations will be offered in school, and they will not be available at the GP surgery: In year 8, girls will receive their 1st dose of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and their 2nd dose HPV injection in year 9. In year 9, girls and boys will be given two immunisations: Teenage booster which protects against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio Meningitis booster which protects against A, C, W and Y strains of meningitis. The immunisation is given in school by a healthcare professional who is experienced at giving injections. Immunisations are given in the upper arm. The school will let you know the date arranged for your immunisation session and you will receive a letter and consent form to fill out about 2 weeks before. It is really important to read all the information in the letter and return your signed forms back to school before the session date. More information can be found on http://www.healthforteens.co.uk

Epipen

Training has been provided to school staff for this year. Please can you ensure that your child’s epipen is in school and is in date, and that the school is aware.

Get Active

There are lots of activities for young people in the community. Click on the link to find out more. http://www.activeoadbywigston.org.uk/youngpeople-ages-8-25

If your child is not currently registered with a dentist you may wish to contact NHS 111 http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/dentalhealth/pages/dentalhome.aspx

Children and Young People

The websites below provide health information for parents, children and young people.

http://www.healthforkids.co.uk

http://www.healthforteens.co.uk

Young People can also use the confidential school nurse text messaging service CHAT HEALTH if they would like health advice, or to request to see their school nurse. (07520615387)

School Nurse Contact Details

Lindsey Franks & Helen Cadmen
Lead Practice Teacher School Nursing (county)
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Overton House
43 Enderby Road
Blaby
Leicestershire
LE8 4GD
0116 2642693