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School Nurse

 

Who is the School Nurse?

The ‘Drop-In’ school nurse works for Virgin Health Care in the community within a team and is based at Salisbury.  She is able to see any student at school on their own or if a student wishes, she may attend with a parent or a friend.  All consultations with the school nurse will be confidential unless they feel that you or anyone else is at risk; she will then refer to another adult after discussion with you.    

 

Where and when can I find her?

The nurse runs a “Drop-In” every Monday lunchtime in the counsellor’s room from 11.55-12.55.
Sometimes the day has to change and you will be advised about this - look out for any changes in the weekly bulletin and on the electronic plasma screen in Reception!

 

How can the school nurse help me?

The school nurse can help with a wide variety of issues including:
Any medical problems
Healthy eating/stop-smoking advice
Support for any relationship/friend/family/school problems
The nurse also has an active role within the Wiltshire “No Worries” scheme.
This provides sexual health advice and support on sexually transmitted infections/contraception and access to further services for young people. This role includes being able to provide a condom card to access free condoms and pregnancy testing on an individually assessed basis.

 

Can I see the nurse any school day?

The school nurse can see you at other times by appointment convenient for you: Please call the Single Point of Access on 03002470090 or email vcl.wiltshirespa@nhs.net to arrange an appointment.
You can also “text a school nurse” for quick, easy, confidential health advice straight to your phone. Text Chat Health 07480635513.

Chat Health is totally confidential unless we are worried about your safety.  If you have an urgent need please contact your school, doctor or emergency services as it could take 24 hours to respond.  Please just texts (charged at your usual rate) no pictures or voice calls.  You can stop the messages at any time by texting STOP.

 

What if I need help in school holidays?

If you have a medical problem including sexual health you can access:
Salisbury Walk-in Health Centre, Avon Approach, Salisbury SP1 3SL Tel: 01722 331191
This is open from 08.00 - 20.00 every day
For non-urgent medical advice telephone: 111 (NHS) or arrange to see your GP.