"School Nurse Team - Termination of Services"

About: Bromley Healthcare / School Nursing

(as a service user),

We have today learnt that the very valuable School Nurse Team will cease in the near future. This service is invaluable to schools - our dedicated school nurses are at the end of the phone for support and guidance for both parents and the school. We have developed strong links with the team and the loss of this service would have a great effect on our children. Our School Nurse Team assist with individual care plans for children with specific medical needs, staff training to ensure we are familiar with and able to effectively store and use inhalers and Epipens, hold Puberty talks for our year 6 children as well as general medical support throughout the academic year. The loss of this valuable service will have a negative effect on the well-being of our pupils.

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Response from Amanda Mayo, Head of Nursing, Quality Team, Bromley Healthcare

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Thank you for your posting.

We are awaiting a final decision as to whether the School Nursing Service provided by Bromley Healthcare to Bromley Schools will be redced ro cease from April 2017.

As a heathcare provider we recognise the significant support and impact the nurses provide to staff, pupils and families of young people. The long term effects of decommissioning such a vital service will have a direct impact on the health of our future generation.

Our school nurses are highly skilled and perhaps their work not ruly valued. Please rest assured we are doing all we can to highlight the value of their work to the London Borough of Bromley.

Kind regards

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