The Bury School Nursing Teams offer health advice and support for all children attending Bury Schools and Colleges from the age of 5 years until their 2Oth Birthday. College pupils have open access to our service and can be referred at any point.
The team is responsible for delivering the Healthy Child Programme and for supporting the individual needs of families, as needed.
The School Nurse Teams-
Ramsbottom 01706 283 506
Whitefield 0161 798 2160
Prestwich 0161 798 2160
Radcliffe 0161 724 2086 option 2
Bury Central 0161 762 3291 option 5
Reception and Year 6 Children are offered the opportunity to take part in the
National Child Health Measurement Programme. This monitors growth and development and can help inform healthy lifestyle choices.
Vison Screening takes place for Reception children via the community eye service.
Hearing Screening takes place for Year 1 Children.
School Nurses carry out Health Assessments for children and young people and can refer to relevant health services if an unmet health need is identified.
School Nurses support children and young people with medical conditions, emotional health needs, special educational needs or disabilities ensuring they are able to attend school, remain in good health and thrive to the best of their ability, they work closely with partner agencies, carers and families to optimise health and well-being as well as advocating for access to education despite any additional challenges.
School nurses deliver a wide range of health promotion session in groups, assemblies or via one to one targeted interventions both in primary and high schools. Topics covered in High Schools; emotional health, equality and diversity, risk taking behaviour, healthy relationships, healthy lifestyle and puberty. Primary age children can also access emotional health support in group sessions or one to one. Puberty sessions are delivered to Year 5 and 6 Children and Healthy Lifestyle Sessions can be accessed at schools request.
To find out more, please visit: www.penninecare.NHS.uk/buryschoolnursing