School Health Nurse

Hello! My name is Caroline Smith and I am the School Health Nurse for Oxford Spires Academy. I am a qualified nurse with a specialist qualification in Community Public Health Nursing. I am employed by Oxford Health NHS Trust.

All secondary schools within Oxfordshire now have a named NHS School Health Nurse. The aim of the School Nurse is to offer evidence based, accessible, preventative health care for children and young people. I work closely with young people, their families, school staff and other professionals to support and improve student’s physical and emotional health in order to reach their full potential, leading and delivering on the Healthy Child Program 5-19 year olds.

What does this mean?

  • Someone for young people to talk to confidentially about their health, including their physical health, emotional health, sexual health and general wellbeing or any other health related topics they might like advice, information or support with
  • Immunisations
  • Advice and support about making healthy choices around topics such as keeping safe, drugs, alcohol, quitting smoking, exercise, maintain healthy weight, dental health
  • Sexual health and contraception advice and signposting to appropriate agencies
  • Supporting teachers with Learning for Life programme
  • Refer and signpost to specialist services
  • Training to school staff to support young people with health needs such as severe allergies, epilepsy and asthma

 

How can I be accessed?

  • Young people can come to the School Nurse office at breaktime, on the days I am in school
  • Parents/carers can contact me either directly or through the school pastoral team
  • I can be contacted either by text, phone or email

 

Confidentiality

The School Nursing service is confidential. This means that we can discuss personal information with young people in confidence and will not discuss with anyone else without their permission. However, we would pass on any information that we feel is needed to protect a young person or someone else from serious harm. Whenever possible this would be discussed with the young person first.
 
My contact details
Caroline Smith
Mobile: 07717 661 485
Email: carolinee.smith@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
School Nurse Website: http://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
 

School Health Nurse Newsletters

SHN Newsletter Term 2 Nov 2021
SHN Term 5 April 2021
SHN Newsletter Term 4 March 2021
SHN Term 4 Student Newsletter
SHN Update 01.02.2021
SHN Update 03.01.2021
SHN Update 01.09.2020
SHN Update 19.05.2020
SHN Update June 2021