Health Visiting and School Nursing 0-19 Service in Swinton
The Health Visiting and School Nursing teams provide a 0-19 health service for all children that reside or are educated in Salford. 0-19 teams contain a mix of qualified Health Visitors, School Nurses, Staff Nurses, Nursery Nurses and assistants.
Qualified Health Visitors and School Nurses are registered nurses who have completed a post-registration graduate programme and are registered as a specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN). They are able to provide support and advice around health promotion and healthy lifestyles options to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities based on the Healthy Child Programme.
The 0-19 service provides expert health information, assessments and interventions for babies, children, and young people and their parents and carers.
We work alongside other multi-agency professionals to support children and young people with additional needs, disabilities, long term illnesses that may need extra support. We can make referrals to other specialist services to support children and young people to fulfil their holistic health potential.
Across Salford, well-baby clinics are available to access on a weekly basis to offer advice, support and guidance to support your child’s health and development and where staff are able to prescribe certain medication and treatments if deemed necessary. Specialist feeding and nutritional advice can also be provided if required.
All high school children, aged 11-19 years can access the confidential School Nurse drop-in service that is available within all high schools and currently held on a weekly basis. This service provides the opportunity for young people to access confidential advice and support around issues such as emotional and physical health and wellbeing along with guidance to support healthy lifestyles.
Our role also incorporates developmental reviews including the National Child Measurement Programme that is offered to all reception aged children and year six children within all primary schools in Salford. Your Health Visitor or School Nurse may undertake additional health assessments /development reviews when requested or identified by parents, carers or professionals.
The service leads on and delivers the childhood immunisation programme that is offered to all high school children, the immunisation sessions are facilitated in the school setting throughout each year.
You can contact the 0-19 service at any time for advice and support, in addition, we can offer home visits or to meet at an alternative venue, for example, GP practices, Children's Centres or within schools.
If you would like to discuss or request a visit, support or advice you can contact the Cluster Lead within your area.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Nigel Clarke
- Contact Position
- North Team 0-19 Cluster Lead
- 0161 793 3875
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