School Nurses and Health Information
The School Nurse Service is available for children and young people (5-19 years) who attend a Wigan school or live in Wigan and are educated at home.
They co-ordinate and deliver the Healthy Child Programme for the Wigan Borough addressing;
Prevention and Early Intervention
Public Health issues such as Obesity, Substance Misuse and Sexual Health
General Health Screening
Support around Emotional Health and Well-being
Their team are made up of;
- Community Public Health School Nurses (Qualified Nurse Specialists)
- Registered Nurses (Qualified staff nurses)
- Assistant Practitioners
- Senior School Health Care Assistants and School Health Care Assistants
- Support workers and admin support
They deliver a universal service available for all children with some targeted services through the Universal Plus and Universal Partnership Plus offer.
For more information on the School Nursing Service please click on the link below.
For information on keeping your child healthy please click on the link below from UKHSA
The NHS has the following advice for parents on measles:
The DfE has published an Education Hub blog with guidance on measles and the MMR vaccine for parents, nurseries and schools as below
Please see below the welcome video for parents of children who are starting Reception in September