Public Health Nursing 5-19 years
The Public Health Nursing Service (School Nursing) supports every child’s health throughout their school and college aged years. We offer support and advice to you and your child when they start school, in reception, until they leave full time education. We also provide services to children and young people who do not attend school or college but live in Southampton. We work with children, young people, families and other organisations professionals to make sure your child reaches their full potential. Our priority is to support the health and wellbeing of children in Southampton by promoting good health.
Our team is made up of:
- Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN)
- Registered nurses (from all branches of nursing)
- Wellbeing Associate Practitioners
- Public Health Nursing Assistants
We offer a service to those children and families who live in Southampton City or attend a local authority school / college in Southampton City. This includes children who are home educated. The most common post codes we cover are SO14 – SO19.
We can see all children, young people and parents who are aged between 5 – 19 years and who are resident and attend a school /college in Southampton City.
If you have any concerns about your child’s health you can:
- Contact us by:
phone – 0300 123 6661
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
text message – 07941 163278
- Speak to your child’s school or college
- Talk to another health professional who will put you in contact with us
- Contact your GP
We have a referral form you can use here.
We have a waiting list in use for our service and we hope to see you for support within 12 weeks.
Full service description
Any professional can refer into our service. We require consent from a parent / guardian for the referral to our service, however with some older young people they are able to consent themselves to a referral.
A referral can be made using our referral form and emailed to our secure email address. If professionals are within Solent and use SystmOne an e-referral can be made.
We have some referral guidance to help when making a referral to our service.
Every school from primary to further education colleges have a named school nurse. We can accept referrals from anyone including young people and families. We have a referral form that can be used or you can contact us directly for support.
Other information & documentation
We operate an all year round service, but our wellbeing associate practitioners are term time only and do not work during the school holidays.
Due to Covid we are still offering as much as a normal service as possible, however we may change some face to face appointments to telephone or virtual appointments. We will also be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks and aprons, when we see you.
- Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
We operate a Duty Nurse service which runs during our opening hours. We are not open on Bank Holidays.