School Nursing (West Sussex)

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School Nursing is a universal ill health prevention and health promotion service offered to all children and their families, from school entry. It is delivered in schools, community settings and, occasionally, within the home.

School nurses assess child and family health needs and offer the core service in line with Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to all families. They provide evidence based interventions to improve health and social outcomes for school age children and their families where assessments have identified an unmet need, referring to other professionals and services as appropriate.

The school nursing team provide school entry vision and hearing screening, growth measurements at school entry and in year 6, HPV vaccination programme and school drop in services in secondary schools.
School Nurses work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver plans of care to the most vulnerable children and families.

The school nursing team can support families with a variety of issues, including:

  • Sleep and behaviour management

  • Bed wetting, soiling and constipation

  • Healthy eating and lifestyles

  • Growth and development

  • Bullying and emotional health

  • Child protection issues

  • Puberty, sexual health and relationships

The teams comprise School Nurses (nurses with an additional qualification in public health), School Staff Nurses (qualified nurses), School Health Assistants and clerical support.

Coverage

Adur, Billingshurst, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pulborough, Selsey, Shoreham, Southwater, Steyning, Worthing

How To Access

Young people and families can access the school nursing service by a variety of routes – directly themselves, through the school or by a referral from GP or other professional, however a referral is not essential

School nursing is not an emergency service, and does not have an ‘out of hours’ service.

Contact Details

Lancing, Shoreham and Steyning School Nursing Teams
Unit 3 The Quadrant
60 Marlborough Road
Lancing West Sussex
BN15 8UW
Tel: 01273 696011 ext. 6100

Crawley School Nursing Team
4th Floor,
Red Wing
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
Crawley
RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 600300 ext. 1723

Horsham School Nursing Team
Rose Wing
Horsham Hospital
Hurst Road
Horsham
RH12 2DR
Tel: 01403 227000 ext. 7507

Mid Sussex
East Grinstead – School Nursing Team
East Grinstead Clinic
St Michael’s Road
East Grinstead
RH19 3JS
Tel: 01342 325513

Haywards Heath – Mid Sussex School Nursing Team
Nightingale Primary Care Centre
Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 4BN
Tel: 01444 414100

Burgess Hill School Nursing Team
Burgess Hill Clinic
The Brow
Burgess Hill
RH15 9BW
Tel: 01444 248901

Worthing School Nursing Team
Unit 3 The Quadrant
60 Marlborough Road
Lancing Business Park
Lancing
BN15 8UW
Tel: 01273 696011 ext. 6100

Littlehampton School Nursing Team
Zachary Merton Hospital
Glenville Road
Rustington
BN16 2EB
Tel: 01903 858129

Bognor School Nursing Team
Bognor War Memorial Hospital
Shripney Road
Bognor Regis
PO22 9PP
Tel: 01243 623800

Chichester School Nursing Team
Bicentennial Building
Southern Gate
Terminus Road
Chichester
PO19 8EZ
Tel: 01273 666451 (Brighton Exchange)

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

How to find us

Directions can be given at time of making an appointment as venues will varyFor school based drop ins please ask in school for days and times

More information

Find a local NHS health service in West Sussex
Children's Health on NHS Choices