This school based service aims to work in partnership with pupils, parents and teachers to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of all pupils, enabling them to reach their full potential.
It is run by a School Nurse and the School Medical Officer, who is a local General Practitioner, attending on a sessional basis. The First Aid Room equipped for triage is located within the main building at QEGS Senior School. The service offers health advice to pupils and parents, coordinating first aid provision, supporting pupils with medical conditions, undertaking health checks where indicated and offering a confidential drop-in.
The School Nurse and the School Medical Officer also contribute to the personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum programme. First Aid for weekend school rugby fixtures are provided by St. John’s Ambulance.
An immunisation programme, coordinated by the Wakefield Primary Care Trust, is also available for pupils.
It is intended that this service should in no way replace your General Practitioner who would, normally, retain sole control over any prescribing for your son; although some referrals to other health professionals can be made via this service.