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Student Health

If you would like to find out more information about the support on offer to our students and our health policies please see the information below or please contact the school.

General Information

The Health Centre is staffed by a qualified RGN between the hours of 08.00 and 16.00 daily.

 


Crutch Protocol

Should your daughter require the use of crutches following an injury please adhere to the School Protocol below.

School Crutch Protocol

 

 

Health Centre Details

Contact Details

nurse@talbotheath.org

Telephone: 44 1202 761881


Staffing Hours

The Health Centre is staffed by a qualified RGN between the hours of 08.00 and 16.00 daily.

 

 

Medical Information

Student Medical Profile

It is crucial that the school has up to date medical information about your child. Please inform the Nurse as early as possible of any changes to your child’s health. This can include any diagnosed allergies, pre and post-surgery information, limb injuries, changes to prescribed medication.

It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the Nurse of any changes to their child’s health.  

Each pupil must have submitted a completed Health History and consent form prior to commencing at Talbot Heath School.

Health History and Consent Form

Please notify the school immediately of any changes to your daughter’s health.

Please do not send your child back to school after an illness, until they have been fever-free for 24 hours and not had a bout of diarrhoea or vomiting for 48 hours.


Medical Interview

Senior School

All new pupils will be invited for a Medical Interview with the School Nurse.

Junior School

All pupils with a medical condition will be invited for a Medical Interview with the School Nurse.


Administration of Medicines

The Health Centre is stocked with a supply of over the counter medicines which the Nurses will administer if consent is given (See Health History and Consent Form)

If your child requires regular medication, the school requires you to provide authorisation to dispense the medicines. You must complete the Prescribed Medicines Form

Long and Short Term medication form


Junior School

Medications MUST be handed to the nurse/ Mrs Parkin by a responsible adult (parent or helper).  No medications will be accepted from students. 

Remaining medication will not be sent home with a child – a parent or carer will need to collect it from our medical room.


Immunisations

Up to date information regarding childhood vaccinations must be provided on the Health History and Consent form.

Pupils in years 1, 2 and 3 will be offered the Influenza vaccination which will be administered by the NHS School Nursing Team.

In Senior School the NHS School Nursing team will attend to administer the HPV Vaccination to those pupils in Lower 4 (Year 8).

No other vaccinations are given at Talbot Heath School. Pupils must attend their GP Service.

Boarding House

Boarding House

Boarding Staff are trained to dispense over the counter medicines with parental consent.

Please complete a Long/ Short Term medication form should your child commence on prescribed medication giving your consent for boarding house staff to administer these medicines.

Any medicines prescribed overseas must be accompanied by a letter from the prescribing Doctor and will only be administered if in agreement with the UK registered GP.

The School Nurse will visit the boarding house during school hours to assess any pupil who is absent due to illness. A care plan will be produced in collaboration with the Boarding staff.