The School Health and Wellbeing service is part of our integrated 0-19 service which also includes Health Visiting and FNP. We work in partnership with schools to support children, young people, and their families to ensure that pupil’s health needs are supported within their school and their community. This includes those attending a school within Tower Hamlets and those that are electively home educated.
You’re School Health and Wellbeing service is led by qualified nurses who have a Specialist Community Public Health degree and consists of Community Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses, and Administrators. School Nurses work closely with a number of other services, including Education, GPs, the Voluntary Sector, Youth Services, and Children's services. This partnership working enables us to be able to signpost you to the most appropriate organisation to help you.
The School Health and Wellbeing service is part of our Integrated 0 - 19 Service which also includes Health Visiting, and offers support and resources for school-aged children and young people in Tower Hamlets, working in partnership with all 90 state-funded primary and secondary schools in the borough and 36 GP practices.
The team is led by Specialist Public Health Nurses and offers a range of services on a sessional or drop-in basis, these include:-
We are integrating the service with our Health Visiting teams with integrated pathways and roles that support children with complex needs through their childhood.
The School Health and Wellbeing Team works in partnership with schools in Tower Hamlets to gain an understanding of the younger population’s health needs and medical requirements.
The School Health and Wellbeing Service has reviewed the current online referral form and process of managing referrals for School Management plans (SMP) and Health Needs Assessments.
ChatHealth is a secure text messaging service for young people (aged 11-19) to ask school nurses questions through anonymous SMS text messages.
Once your child starts school in Tower Hamlets, the School Health team/school will inform you of how to access the Parent Portal to complete a health questionnaire about your child/children.