Special School Nursing Team - NHFT

Type of service:
Health Services
c/o Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Sudborough House, St Mary’s Hospital, London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW
Telephone number:
01536 452232
Email address:
Service description:

A team of nurses and healthcare assistants who deliver the Healthy Child Programme in special schools across Northamptonshire. The Healthy Child Programme is a planned series of public health interventions for children (aged 4-19 years) and their families. The Special School Nursing Team have several functions and areas of expertise. These may include:


  • Growth screening Advice for parents and carers
  • Multidisciplinary meetings
  • Drop-in service for young people in secondary school
  • Reception screening
  • Continence assessments
  • Transition planning and support
  • Personal, social, and health education (PSHE)
  • Care planning
  • Risk assessments
  • Annual flu vaccine (for both children and staff)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for both girls and boys
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (DTP) vaccine
  • Meningitis and Septicaemia (MenACWY) vaccine
  • EHCP health assessments
  • Short-term interventions for emotional and mental health concerns
  • Ongoing Training - annual updates and competencies for the identified health needs of young people
  • Cost:
    Age range:
    4 years - 19 years
    Eligibility criteria:
    • Age - School (5-18)
    Referral route:
    • Education or school
    • No referral needed
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