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Public Health Nursing 5-19 years

We are Public Health Nurses and No Limits workers who aim to support every child’s health throughout their time at school and college. We will work not only within schools and colleges but also where young people want to be seen.  For further information please visit the Healthier Together Website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, read our important visitor guidance and access a range of health and wellbeing resources here. 
  
The Public Health Nursing Service in Southampton is still operating but we have changed the way we work in line with current guidance. The biggest change we have made is that most of our face to face appointments have been changed to telephone contact. We are still offering some face to face appointments where required.

Please see some common questions below for more information and if you have any further questions please contact us.

Q: How has the Coronavirus outbreak affected my appointment?

A: Your appointment may have been changed to a telephone contact, we would have contacted you to arrange this. Your appointment may also have been put on hold, this would have been agreed with you.

Q: Can I still contact the service?

A: Yes, we are still here and can be contacted. You can call us, Text us using Solent Pulse or email us. Please see the contact details section for details.

Q: I am on your waiting list. How do I find out how long I have to wait?

A: If we have put your appointment on hold please contact us if you would like to be seen sooner. Most of our appointments will resume when the children have returned to school.

For more information about the Covid-19 Coronavirus please visit the NHS Web pages.

Referral criteria

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.

Full service description

We are School Nurses who aim to support every child’s health throughout their time at school and college. We will work not only within schools and colleges but also where young people want to be seen

We work with children, young people, families and other organisations such as schools, colleges, GP and other community and hospital services.

Our priority is to support the health and well-being of young people and families in Southampton by promoting good health.

The Public Health Nursing service is based in a number of centres around Southampton. The teams consist of Qualified School Nurses, Well-being Associate Practitioners and School Nurse Assistants.

We provide confidential advice and information about all health concerns

We provide:

  • National Childhood Measurement programme at Year R and Year 6
  • Support and advice for healthy weight
  • Support for growth and developmental issues
  • Help if you are worried about your child’s health
  • Individual care plans for children with health concerns requiring support in school
  • Support for children with complex health needs who may be in special schools
  • Enuresis (bed wetting) advice and help
  • Child protection working with young people, parents and other agencies
  • Health promotion education and training
  • Parenting advice
  • Healthy sleep routine information and advice
  • Emotional well-being support
  • Parent and young person drop in sessions
  • Immunisations including HPV for year 8 girls & boys
  • Young person’s sexual health and contraceptive advice
  • Young persons alcohol advice and stop smoking help

We will work with your child, young family and other professionals to make sure your child reaches their full potential

Referral method

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.

Contact Information

0300 123 6661

snhs.publichealthnursingsouthampton@nhs.net

Adelaide Health Centre, 2nd Floor, William Macleod Way, Southampton, SO16 4XE

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: FreedomOfInformation@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 023 8029 6911/22

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.