Please see below the UK Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines (Published in September 2019) and infographics to accompany them.
Dudley School Nursing Service
ROLE DESCRIPTION Who are the School Nursing Team? Children and young people in schools have access to a School Nurse who offers a confidential service. The School Nursing Team is made up of: * Registered Nurses / Registered Children’s Nurse * School Nurse Support Workers * Specialist Community Public Health Nurses * Administrators They are based within Dudley schools and have a head office within the Dudley Borough. What do School Nurses do? The School Nurses encourage and support young people in actively participating in their own health care needs as a basis for a healthy lifestyle.They play a key role in promoting the good health of children from starting school at 5, to leaving school at 16, in schools and academies maintained by the local authority. Home educated children are also supported by the Dudley School Nursing Team. School Nurses work together with young people, their families and teachers. They are there to support families and encourage children and young people to achieve the best from their time at school.They join other health professionals to plan and provide health education as well as providing the link between health and education services and are happy to give advice on any health concerns young people may have. SERVICE PROVISION Service descriptionThe aim of school nursing is to promote public health to children, young people and their families, to support schools and pupil referral units in order to identify and respond to the health needs of their population. They also work with partners and stakeholders to achieve the best outcome for all children and young people in Dudley. The School Nurse Team do this by:Providing training sessions for school staff to manage medical conditions in school, facilitating healthcare planning for children with medical needs and referring to other agencies as and when required. The School Nurse can help with:General health and development · growth · diet · weight (underweight & overweight) · hearing · speech · vision · infectious diseases · special needs · behavioural problems · bullying (including online and social media) · sleep problems · accident prevention · puberty · sexual health · childhood illnesses (e.g. Asthma, Epilepsy, allergies). REFERRAL ROUTE & CRITERIAVia referral form only for Schools and other professionals or Direct contact with School Nurse from child, young person or parent/carer.