School Nurse

There are many ways that the school nurse can help you and your family make sure your child is happy, healthy and safe and achieving the best they can.

What services will still be offered to all school aged children?

  • height and weight measurements
  •  jags/immunisations still offered but now done by Community Vaccination Teams
  • community or high school based drop ins for advice on things like sexual health

What are the new focus areas of the school nursing role for school age children with increased needs?

  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Substance Misuse
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Looked after children
  • Homelessness
  • Youth Justice
  • Young Carers
  • Sexual Health
  • Transitions

If your child has needs in these new school nursing focus areas, speak to your child’s GP, teacher or school guidance teacher about a referral to the school nursing service.

You can contact The School Nurse here:

Musselburgh Primary Care Centre
Inveresk Road
EH21 7BP
Tel: 0131 446 4141


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