Please follow Government advice published at http://nhs.uk/coronavirus
Do not visit a GP practice, urgent care centre, or any of our services if you have symptoms.
We are aware that this will be a worrying time for you and for your family. We are doing all we can to keep our CYPF services running while also keeping you and our staff safe. However, please be aware that due to the impact of COVID-19 we will be prioritising urgent appointments and referrals and some services will be disrupted, postponed or delivered differently (via phone or video link where possible).
We support the health and well being of school-aged children and young people who attend state maintained schools, free schools and academy schools in Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire, and their families.
We also support children who are home educated and living in Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.
When dealing with our school nursing team you might meet or contact:
When your child starts school in Reception year, you’ll receive a letter explaining the school nursing service and the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP) processes. At a later date you’ll receive a questionnaire about your child’s health to be completed and returned to your child's school.
Services we provide
After the screenings and checks are completed, you’ll receive a copy of the results. If your child's measurements fall outside the healthy range you will be sent a letter at a later date with further advice and information.
All Year 6 children are also offered the opportunity to be checked as part of the childhood measurement programme, and the School Nursing team will contact you by letter if your child’s weight falls outside the healthy range.
We do not provide the school aged immunisation programme but have close links with the Berkshire Healthcare immunisation service, which offers immunisations to all children attending a school (state and independent) in Berkshire. You can find out more about the immunisation programme on the NHS website or on our immunisation pages.
Your child’s personal information remains conﬁdential. We will only share information with other health or social care professionals if it is necessary and not usually without permission. However, it may be necessary for us to do this in exceptional cases.
We are committed to providing the highest standards of care and welcome your views on our service. If you would like to comment please contact your local school nursing team.
No referral is necessary for routine height and weight measurement or hearing and vision checks; however, a referral will be required for other services such as to attend a bed wetting clinic. We are pleased to accept referrals from young people, parents, schools and other agencies. To make a referral or for further advice please contact your school nursing team using the contact details under "contact details for your local area".
Each local School Nursing service has a contact telephone number and email address. Business hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with reduced cover during school holidays.
0300 365 6000 and select option 3
0118 949 5055
0118 955 6888
School nurse emotional health offer - Reading
School nurse emotional health offer - West Berksire
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