Each school has an allocated school nurse and parents can contact the School Nursing team directly via the Hertfordshire Family Centre Service on 0300 123 7572.
School nurses are qualified nurses with additional training, which specifically relates to the health needs of school aged children. They provide a service to all children attending mainstream schools in Hertfordshire, in addition an immunisation programme is offered to those in independent schools and home educated children. Children excluded from school are still able to access their services.
Click here for further information: https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/school-nursing/
Click here for more information about school nurses in Hertfordshire: https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/info-and-advice/parents-and-mums-to-be/school-nurses.aspx
The Public Health Nursing Team also provide a confidential ‘chat health’ texting service: 0748 063 5050, where a young person can ask for help or advice on a range of issues such: Weight and exercise, stress or anxiety, relationships and sexual health.
The service runs from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday including the school holidays. After 5pm and on weekends, the service is covered by a bounce back message explaining where to get support or help. For more information visit: https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/school-nursing/
School Aged Immunisation Service
The telephone contact details for parents wishing to make enquiries for vaccination schedules in schools, advice about the vaccination programmes or to book an appointment for missed immunisations is:
01727 732062 for all secondary school children
01462 341173 for all primary school children (flu programme)
Email address for general enquiries:
Any School aged child requiring MMR please contact your GP or practice nurse or call 01727 732062 to make an appointment.