Welcome to the Worcestershire School Health Nursing page. This website is designed to offer useful advice to all parents and carers within the Worcestershire Area and signpost other Health Professionals to our services.
We have four teams that cover the County of Worcestershire (Worcester City, Redditch and Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest, Wychavon and Malvern). We are either based in health centres or GP surgeries. To find your local School Health Nurse, please see our 'Contact Us' page. Some staff work within the school holidays and others work term time only, however we try to provide cover throughout the year to enable us to continue with safeguarding children, clinics, health assessments and home visits.
As a service we organise a variety of support for children and young people with additional multiple needs. We provide support and guidence to schools regarding public health issues, brief interventions and health promotion such as smoking, emotional health and well-being needs. We influence and chamption health promoting activities and programmes both in and out of school and work closely with other professionals and local communities..
We provide a wide range of services to meet the needs of children, young people and their families. These include (but are not limited to):
We run a series of education and training sessions on topics including
School Health Nurses can also signpost to other services that may be of use to you:
We are Specialist Public Health Nurses who deliver the universal elements of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to all children and young people aged 5-19 and ensure that they and their families get early help and support when they need it. In 2012 The Department of Health, Department of Education and key stakeholders created a new model and vision for our service called 'Getting it right for children, young people and families' (March 2012) which we follow in addition to the Healthy Child Programme. This new vision includes the following key aspects of our service:
Improved health outcomes for children, young people and families
- Improved partnership working between School Health Nurses, Schools and other Early Help Providers
- Quality Improvements in the School Health Nursing Service
A commitment to create a strengthened, rejuvenated workforce