School Nursing Service

School Nursing Service

  • What our Wigan Borough School Nursing service does

    We aim to provide a high quality service to all school aged children and young people in the Wigan Borough by:

    providing prevention and early intervention services
    health screening
    addressing key public health issues
    for example sexual health
    emotional health and wellbeing issues
    obesity
    drug, alcohol and tobacco misuse.

    We aim to work with other professionals and agencies in order for children and young people to stay healthy, achieve and attend school.
    We deliver the national immunisation programme across the school aged population.
    As well as our core offer, we provide support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by providing information, signposting and referring onto other appropriate professionals.

  • Who we see

    We see children and young people aged 5-19 years.
    Universal is offered to every child.
    Universal Plus is when your child needs further support.

    The School Nurses will provide support in writing individual care plans with parents/carers and school staff, they will liaise with other professionals and will provide training in schools around anaphylaxis and auto-injector adrenaline pen.

  • Universal Partnership Plus when your child needs extra support

    School nurses can contribute to a child/young person’s Education and Health Care plan if requested to do so and work with other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
    School Nursing staff see children and young people who live and attend schools in the Wigan Borough and also those children and young people who attend schools in the Wigan Borough but live outside of it.

  • About our Staff

    Wigan School Nurses are registered nurses with a specialist qualification in Community Public Health.
    They are responsible for the leading and delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years.
    Our team also comprises of Community Staff Nurses who are qualified nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Senior Health Care Assistants and Health Care Assistants.

  • Where we work

    We offer services in a range of settings including mainstream and special schools, community clinics and the child/young person’s home.
    The majority of buildings we use are fully accessible should you need wheelchair access, but if you are at all concerned please contact us before your appointment so we can support your needs.

  • Contact Us
  • Drop-in and Clinic in a Box sessions

    School Nurses hold weekly drop in clinics and clinic in a box sessions in Wigan High Schools across the Wigan Borough.
    These sessions are for pupils to access the School Nurse over a range of issues: general health and wellbeing, mental health and sexual health.

     

    School 
    Atherton Community High
    Monday
    Enhanced

    Service Bedford High
    Wednesday
    Drop in only 

    Birchall High
    Wednesday
    Enhanced Service 

    Cansfield High
    Monday
    Enhanced Service 

    Dean Trust High
    Monday
    Enhanced Service 

    Deanery High
    Wednesday
    Enhanced Service 

    Fred Longworth High
    Monday
    Enhanced Service 

    Golborne High
    Thursday
    Enhanced Service 

    Hawkley Hall High
    Wednesday
    Enhanced Service 

    Hindley High
    Thursday
    Enhanced Service 

    Lowton C of E High
    Tuesday
    Enhanced Service 

    Newbridge Learning Community
    Monday
    Enhanced Service 

    Rosebridge Academy
    Tuesday
    Enhanced Service 

    Progress Schools Wigan
    Tuesday
    Enhanced Service 

    Shevington High
    Monday
    Enhanced Service 

    St Edmond Arrowsmith RC High
    Tuesday
    Drop in only 

    St John Fisher RC High
    Tuesday
    Drop in only 

    St Peters RC High
    Monday
    Drop in only 

    St. Mary’s RC High
    Wednesday
    Drop in only 

    Standish High
    Thursday
    Enhanced Service 

    Three Towers Academy
    Friday
    Drop in only 

    Westleigh High
    Monday
    Drop in only 

    Wigan UTC
    Tuesday
    Enhanced Service

    Young people are encouraged to talk with their parents/carers about health issues that are worrying them.
    Depending on their level of understanding a young person may be able to give their own consent to talk to a health professional.
    Although School Nurses offer a confidential service there are times when the School Nurse will need to share that information with other professionals.
    If a child/young person, parent/carer or another professional wishes to speak to a School Nurse they can contact the Duty School Nurse.

    This service is available Monday-Friday, excluding bank holidays, from 9.00am-1.00pm on the following contact numbers:
    Boston House: 01942 482111
    Pemberton Clinic: 01942 483739
    Hindley Town Hall: 01942 483889
    Golborne Clinic: 01942 483558
    Astley Clinic: 01942 483008

  • Support for children/young people with additional needs

    As well as our core offer, we provide support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by providing information, signposting and referring onto other appropriate professionals.
    All staff are fully informed about the SEND agenda and nurses with specialist interests are also located in the School Nursing teams.

    Wigan Council - Special Educational Needs and Disability - Local Offer

  • How to use your School Nursing Service

    We have an open referral system; anyone can refer to the School Health service including the child/young person, parent or carer.

    The referral may be verbal or through a service referral form.

    The referral form is available or by contacting the duty School Nurse, this service is available Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays between 9.00am and 1.00pm on the following contact numbers:

    Boston House: 01942 482111
    Pemberton Clinic: 01942 483739
    Hindley Town Hall: 01942 483889
    Golborne Clinic: 01942 483558
    Astley Clinic: 01942 483008

 

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