Community Public Health Nursing Service (5-19)
Please note: the Community Public Health Nursing Service (5-19) is the new name of the School Nursing Service.
The Community Public Health Nursing Service (5-19) is led by a Specialist Public Health Nurse and includes Registered Nurses, Nursery Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Administrators. The team works alongside a variety of professionals including teachers, parents, carers, children and young people to promote and maintain good health.
Young people have a right to speak to a health professional and it be confidential except where there is a risk to themselves or others. However, we always encourage young people to speak to their parent or carer.
The Community Public Health Nursing Service (5-19) are an ‘all year round service’ for all 5-19 year olds and work in schools, health centres, homes and other venues to meet the needs of children and their families.
The School Nursing Service
These services are offered for every child and young person in Nottingham Schools.
A health questionnaire will be sent to you about your child’s health. Your child will be weighed and measured with your consent as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. You can download the questionnaire here.
Your child will be measured again as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.
A health questionnaire will be sent to you about your child’s health. There will be an assembly in school to explain the role of the school nurse. You can download the questionnaire here.
All young people will be asked to complete a “mid-teen” health questionnaire. You can download the questionnaire here.
Every child and young person will have access to a regular, confidential drop-in service provided by a nurse at their secondary school.
We can provide advice, support and signposting to services for the following:
- Healthy eating
- Weight management
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Behaviour support
- Self harm
- Eating disorders
- Smoking cessation
- Drugs and alcohol
- Puberty and hygiene
- Dental health
- Keeping safe
- Sexual health
- Domestic violence
- Young carers
- General health promotion
These services can be offered on a one to one or group basis.
Supporting Your Child’s Health
We recommend that your child is registered with a GP. Find your nearest GP on NHS Choices here.
It is recommended your child has regular dental check-ups. NHS dental care for children is free. Find your nearest NHS Dentist on NHS Choices here.
Your child’s vision should be checked at least every two years. NHS sight tests for children are free. Find your nearest Optician on NHS Choices here.
For further advice and guidance, please get in touch with your school nurse
Referrals & Getting in Touch
This is a universal service offered to every school age child but parents, carers and children can opt out or self-refer. To contact your school nurse, use the details below or if you are unsure who to contact, call 0115 883 4333.
- Bulwell Riverside - 0115 883 3455
- St Ann’s Health Centre - 0115 883 8717
- Strelley Health Centre - 0115 883 3315
The Community Public Health (5-19) service is available Monday to Friday from 08.30hrs to 17.00hrs excluding Bank Holidays.
If your child is unwell and you would like to speak to someone out of these office hours you can call the non-emergency service NHS 111. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for a confidential nurse-led telephone assessment and advice service that can point you in the right direction for further treatment.
Alternatively if you need access to assessment and treatment for your child with a health problem that is urgent, but not life-threatening you can take them to the Urgent Care Centre, Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham NG2 4LA. This is a walk-in service, open between 7am and 9pm, 365 days a year, with no appointment needed. You can call 0115 883 8500 for directions or current waiting times
If there is an emergency regarding your child you can take them to the Accident and Emergency department at Nottingham University Hospitals- Queens Medical Centre on Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH. Alternatively, you can call 999 for an ambulance.