Health Education Partnership

The Bi-Borough School Health Service
The Bi-Borough School Health Service

The Central North West London (CNWL) Bi-Borough School Health Service delivers a universal service, including health promotion to all children and young people (CYP) in schools between the ages of five years old and eighteen years old. The service comprises of:

  • Qualified School Nurses who have additional qualifications in Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing
  • Registered nurses (School Staff Nurses)
  • School Health Technicians
  • Administrative team

The team also includes number of specialist practitioners leading the following specific areas;

  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Relationship, Health and Sex Education
  • Safeguarding
  • Clinical Education

They work with the local schools and communities, the family and individual CYP to ensure CYP’s health needs are met. They offer health assessments to vulnerable children as well as advice and support for CYP and parents around health issues such as continence, behaviour, sleep and emotional health, healthy weight and lifestyle.   The offer to schools also includes:

  • An annual Partnership Agreement between the school nurse and a member of the school’s leadership team to agree frequency of contacts, school needs and priorities, and the specialist support that can be offered.
  • General medical needs training and support with care plan review
  • Asthma training and support - including help in achieving ‘Asthma Friendly School’ status
  • School Nurse drop-in/clinic service (frequency based on school need)
  • Safeguarding support for all vulnerable children (Child in Need, Child Protection and those undergoing social care assessments)
  • Universal Health Questionnaire for all children starting school and starting Year 7
  • Health promotions assemblies
  • Support in emotional and mental health and resilience training to school staff and young people
  • Relationship, Health and Sex Education sessions
  • Universal screening for reception age children (vision and hearing)
  • Delivery of the National Childhood Measurement Program (NCMP) for reception and year 6 children

To make a referral or to find out who your school nurse is please click here

Otherwise please contact their duty line or generic email:

Duty Phone: 020 3317 4460

School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) has recently published a document about School Nurses role to find out more please click here

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