Unfortunately, there are times when we all get ill. But when does that mean that your child should not be in school? This page will give you information about when and where to go to for further health advice.
Pharmacy First is a way to by-pass the doctors for minor ailments in children, where medicines can be given direct through the pharmacy for FREE. Go to a Pharmacy First chemist and register your child; a basic list of pharmacies taking part in the scheme can be found below. More pharmacies are choosing to be part of the scheme all of the time so if the pharmacy you regularly use doesn't appear, it is worth checking with them. Each time you need anything for your child such as calpol, headlice treatment, cough and cold medicines etc, you go along to the pharmacy, show your registration card and get the medication for free. For more information, speak to your Pharmacist or contact the School Office.
Infectious Illness Exclusion Table
Advice on how long children should remain absent when they have an infectious illness can be found here.
Healthy Families Team - Telephone Advice Line for Parents and Carers
A NEW ‘single point of access’ Advice Line for parents and carers has launched and can be used by any parents and carers of children aged 0-19 years.
Topics that are covered by the Advice Line include 0-19 behaviour management and support, family health, emotional health and wellbeing, sleeping, breastfeeding and infant feeding.
The Advice Line operates Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4.30pm, and can be accessed by calling 0300 123 3387 (Option 4).
Healthy Families Team - Text Advice Parentline
Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Healthy Family Teams also have a text messaging service for parents and carers to access confidential health advice. The service does not replace face-to-face contact with Healthy Family Teams but aims to offer an alternative, accessible method of contact and a flexible way to provide support.
The text advice line operates Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays and uses the number 07520 619 919. Messages sent to the dedicated number are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by the Healthy Family Team. Texts are usually replied to within one working day. Automatic replies will be sent to any messages received out of hours explaining where to get help if your question is urgent, and when they you expect a response.
Mental Health Support and Advice