School Nursing

School Nurses are part of the 0-19 team who care for children and young people, aged 5 - 19*, and their families, to ensure their health needs are supported within their school and community. They work closely with education staff and other agencies to support parents, carers and the children and young people, with physical and/or emotional health needs.

*For SEND children the service extends to the age of 25. 

School nurses have a role in the 0-19 team in preventing disease and promoting health and wellbeing, by:

  • Encouraging healthier lifestyles
  • Offering immunisations
  • Giving information, advice and support to children, young people and their families
  • Key contacts are made in reception and year 6 to wear and measure your child and offer help if needed

Support if offered to your child throughout the school years should they need it. There will be someone available to talk to about any worries they should have. 

Each member of the 0-19 team has links with many other professionals who also work with children including community paediatricians, child and adolescent mental health teams, health visitors and speech and language therapists. The school health nursing service also forms part of the multi agency services for children, young people and families. 

Click below to find information on your local school nursing team: 

School nursing :: Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare (

Primary and secondary schools have an allocated school nurse – telephone your child’s school to ask for the contact details of your school nursing team. 


ChatHealth is safe, secure and confidential text messaging service that is designed for young people aged 11-19 to easily and anonymously get in touch with one of our school nurses, for confidential advice and support regarding their health.

The service is manned by Specialist Community Public Health Nurses who respond to messages within 24 working hours.

Opening hours: 9am - 4.30pm 

Text your school nurses on: 07507 333 176

This service is not an emergency service and text messages will not be seen outside of the working day. If you need medical advice outside of these hours, we advise you to contact your doctor, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111.  

If it is an emergency, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Related information

ChatHealth website

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