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Walk to School Week : 16th May - 20th May

The five-day walking challenge is an annual celebration of the walk to school and the perfect activity to celebrate National Walking Month this May - order your classroom packs now!

The fun and engaging week-long activity for primary schools has been built to make pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school.

Through this challenge, children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates!

Last year, a record number of over 350,000 pupils across the UK took part! Join this growing movement of children walking to school and help make 2022 the biggest year yet!

To find out more click here

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: cnw-tr.westminstershs.cnwl@nhs.net

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

New Childhood Vaccination Campaign

Just launched on the 1st February 2022, a new campaign from the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

The campaign aims to boost parents’ confidence that getting their children vaccinated is the right thing to do, by dialling up the risk of measles, mumps and rubella. The campaign’s call-to-action tells parents and carers whose children have missed one of their two MMR doses to contact their GPs and book their vaccine. As a secondary call-to-action, parents and carers who want more information about the vaccine programme are directed to the MMR vaccines page on the NHS website.

Partners in the NHS and local government are now welcome to support the campaign, using a suite of custom assets to help us communicate these important messages to our target audiences. Partners can also support the campaign through social media and other owned channels, and by generating local press and PR. To help partners activate the campaign, they have also produced a selection of social media images and suggested posts and a PR and communications toolkit.

Visit the Campaign Resource Centre to download the materials and find out more about how you can get involved.

Free Webinars: RBKC Homes4Health scheme

How we can help residents manage their energy use, save money and get support

The Climate Change Team is working with the environmental charity Groundwork London to provide free phone consultations and home energy visits to support fuel poor residents to get on top of energy debt, switch provider, access grant and other support, and manage energy use in their home.

As part of the Council’s Homes4Health programme, they are organising a series of webinars to find out more about the fuel poverty service and how this can help RBKC residents.

The webinars are aimed at RBKC employees and anyone who works with young families, people who are on a low income, the elderly, and people with physical or mental illness or disability. They will be of particular interest to Housing officers, Adults and Social Care officers, frontline staff at the Council and at community organisations and voluntary sector across Kensington and Chelsea, community workers and social prescribing link workers.

How will the webinar help you in your work and the residents you work with?

The webinars will cover:

  • What is Fuel Poverty?
  • How the free telephone consultations/home energy visits work
  • Who could benefit from the service?
  • How to refer individuals?

Useful tips
All sessions will cover the same content, so please find the one that best fits your schedule. You can join us on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 25th August at 9am
  • Wednesday 8th September at 3pm

Book your place here:

If you cannot attend any of these sessions, we can attend your team meetings or we can organise bespoke sessions for you.

Attached is the Homes4Health leaflet for your information: Green Doctor Flyer Homes4Health telephone consultation

INSET/onsite training request

We can provide bepoke support training onsite 

 

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