Management for School Health team transfers to Newham Council
From Monday 9 January, the School Health service will transfer from East London NHS Foundation Trust to come under the management of the London Borough of Newham.
There will be no change to the services provided and nurses will continue to provide care for children and young people in schools as part of the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams.
School nurses are community public health nurses and work with parents, teachers, children and young people to promote the health and wellbeing of all school-aged children. The team’s responsibilities include health promotion, early intervention and prevention of illness, and the national child measurement programme.
The School Health service provides care and support to children with special needs, as well as advice and training on the management of long-term conditions (e.g. asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, mental health) to parents/carers, children and professionals. Pupils can see the school nurse independently to get advice or talk about any difficulties.
The team consists of School Nurses and School Health Assistants.
If you have any queries about the work of the School Health service contact Kelley Webb-Martin, School Health and Public Health Partnerships Manager, by emailing Schoolhealth@newham.gov.uk
or calling 020 3373 4523.