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The School Health Team course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session will explore the key aspects of a 21st century school health service, describing the multidisciplinary team involved in achieving optimum health for all school children aged between 5 and 12 years.

It will contextualise the development of the school health team and its transition to modern day public health practice.

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify key health and non-health players in the context of a brief history of the school health service and school nursing
  • Describe the benefits of working together and networking for optimum outcomes for children
  • Identify the role, and how to develop a partnership with primary care
  • Describe the benefits and importance of good child health record keeping and communication
  • Balance priority of communication with awareness of confidentiality

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 read:

  • Department of Health CNO Professional Leadership Team. Getting it right for children, young people and families: Maximising the contribution of the school nursing team: Vision and Call to Action. London: DH, 2012.
Instructors / Speakers
Jane Wright,
Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University

Jane Wright is a senior lecturer and course leader for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at Buckinghamshire New University. She has a background in adult nursing and school nursing in Buckinghamshire. Jane has written a number of books and articles about school nursing practice, is on the editorial board of the British Journal of School Nursing and has been involved with the Department of Health School nurse Implementation Plan.

The School Health Team course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
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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