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Wednesday 17 October 2018
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School Health Service

The School Health Service is based within schools and promotes healthier lifestyles, physical, psychological and social well being.


The service is for families with children aged 4 to 16 years who have a Salford GP or go to a Salford school.


In addition, 16 to 18 year-olds can be offered support around spontaneous Safeguarding issues, working in partnership with schools. The role of the School Health Service is to identify health needs and address inequalities of health.


There are 8 clinics, one in each local cluster in Salford.


Service Provided

A team of nurses and health assistants who offer a universal core programme to all school aged children in a school environment. Also offered is specific targeted work to children and families with more complex needs.


Core Programme includes Reception & Year 6 National growth measurements and selective health assessment including:

  • Year 8 HPV vaccination

  • Year 10 school leaver booster & MMR

  • Drop in sessions at high schools

  • Health Promotion 

  • Reception – Hand washing

  • Year 1 cookery clubs

  • Year 5 & 6 puberty sessions 

  • Key stage 3 & 4 sexual health workshops 

  • Anaphylaxis & Epilepsy updates for School staff on request

  • Targeted work Safeguarding, Domestic abuse, Looked after children, Continence assessments, Young people Sexual Health drop in, Care plans for children with complex health needs, Immunisation clinic, Home visiting.