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School Entry Assessment course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session builds on the school entry health assessment in session Surveillance and Health Promotion (411-004). It focuses on the care plan development necessary for children with identified additional health and social needs (Universal Plus and Universal Partnership Plus) following a more in-depth, holistic assessment of the child within the family and analysis of all the information about the child.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Assess risks and describe support for children with social, neonatal, developmental and long-standing illness problems
  • Explain ways of identifying concerns about individual children from parents and teachers, from health visitors, school nurses and screening
  • Describe epidemiology and identification of developmental issues: learning, coordination, concentration
  • Assess socialisation and identify problems: bullying and emotional issues and describe interventions
  • Advise on continence: normal variations and common problems

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following HSC session:

  • Surveillance and Health Promotion (411-004)
Instructors / Speakers
Elaine Tabony,
Elaine Tabony is a lecturer practitioner for Health Visiting and School Nursing at Brunel University

Elaine is seconded from Hillingdon Community Health CNWL where she is a School Nurse Team Leader and Programme Lead in Public Health. As part of the Public Health Team, Elaine is Nurse Lead for the PSHE CPD Programme and is Lead Nurse for Childhood Obesity in Hillingdon. Elaine also gained a Queens Nursing Institute Award for the Loss and Grief support programme Seasons for Growth in 2002 and is a National Trainer for the programme. Elaine subsequently gained the title Queens Nurse for her work demonstrating Leadership in the Community.

Mary Kiddy,
Consultant Nurse for Public Health and Head of Nursing

Mary is currently Consultant Nurse for Public Health in Children’s Community Health Services covering Cumbria. She is redeveloping the delivery of childhood immunisation for 0-19s in Cumbria, as well as working in partnership to improve health outcomes for Looked After Children, implement an Early Intervention Speech, Language & Communication project in Barrow in Furness in partnership with twenty primary schools, and redevelop the model of Children’s Community Nursing.

School Entry Assessment course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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