School nursing

School nurses provide confidential advice and health information. This advice is available to young people, their parents, carers and teachers. School nurses will help ensure children and young people stay fit and healthy.

Our school nurses offer health assessments to all children when they start primary and secondary school. This information is used to help plan and improve services for children.

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As well helping parents to bring up healthy children and young people, by providing information on healthy eating and hygiene, they also help teachers to meet any health needs children may have at school; in secondary schools they provide drop-in sessions. 

School nurses can also help put you in touch with or make referrals to other services your child may need. This includes hearing tests, speech and language therapy, continence services, child mental health services, dietitians and opticians.

Each autumn / spring term the school nurse will meet with groups of Year 7 pupils in order to raise the awareness of health issues that the school nurse can support young people with, to highlight the school nurse weekly drop in service and to offer each Year 7 pupil a health check.

New Referrals should be made through the Early Help Hub

Families with general enquiries or existing referrals should contact the Children’s Services Care Management Centre at cpn-tr.ChildrensCMC@nhs.net, by telephone on 01872 322779 or in writing to:

Children’s Services Care Management Centre
Truro Health Park
Infirmary Hill
Truro
TR1 2JA