Harrow School Nursing Service
About the service
The School Health Service is made up of school health nurses, who are trained to identify and deliver the health needs of children that are of school age. A child’s care will be transferred from the health visitor to a school nurse at the age of five. There is a dedicated nurse for each school with more support to make sure reception-age children are ready for school.
School nurses will carry out:
- Health surveillance: A child’s health screen that includes height, weight and vision tests.
- National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP): The majority of children in reception and year six will have their growth measured as part of the NCMP.
- General health and wellbeing advice as well as specialist assistance for children with medical needs, such as asthma.
For more information see the Harrow school health leaflet.
The service is for children and young people from five to 19 years of age who attend a state-maintained school in Harrow, or are home-schooled and resident in Harrow.
How can someone be referred?
The primary location for delivery will be Children Centres, Milmans, health centres and education settings. CNWL will offer families, children and young people a choice of locations which best meets their needs such as community centres, general practice and, where appropriate, at home. Anyone can refer to the service.
The service is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.
Telephone number: 020 3317 2555