The School Nurse has an office at Market Harborough District Hospital and can:
- Be the first point of contact for children, young people and parents or carers needing health advice or information.
- Support children and young people with ongoing or specific health needs. Activities could involve promoting self care, supporting parents and carers, referral to other specialists and co-ordination of a range of services.
- Initiate and support activities for promoting health across the school and community. These public health activities include contributing to personal, social and health education delivery, working with the school to achieve the Healthy School Status or advising on whole school programmes to address particular issues. School Nurses also work in the wider community to improve children’s health outcomes.