HEALTH CARE

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HEALTH CENTRE

Our Health Centre sits inside Main House. It is staffed by qualified nurses every school day during term time, with an out of hours on-call service Sunday – Friday. Students can visit the Health Centre during surgery times and should ask their teacher’s permission if this is during lesson time.

Parents can contact the Health Centre on healthcentre@frensham.org

When is the Health Centre open?


Term Time Monday – Friday 8.05am – 8.30am
10.30am – 10.50am
12.45pm – 1.45pm
4.10pm – 5pm




Do parents need to complete a medical form?


Yes! It is essential that parents complete a medical questionnaire form for each child before they start school at Frensham. This includes a consent form for any treatment that may be necessary and any medicines needed while your child is at school. Please inform the Health Centre about medication for children with chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy. Please also give the Health Centre a spare supply of this medication in case of emergency.If you have not already completed the medical questionnaire form for your child, please could you do so as soon as possible and no later than the first day of term. This can be found online here.




What if my child has a medical condition or takes medication?


If your child has a condition and/or is taking medication, please inform the Health Centre. If you need to ask that your child is excused from games, please send a note in with them and tell them to give it to PE staff. All medicines (over-the-counter and prescribed) brought to school by day or boarding students should be handed over to the School Nurse for safe keeping. Authorised medicines such as asthma inhalers and auto adrenaline injector pens may be kept by students for their own use in line with our School Treatments and Medicines Policy. Below is a list of all over-the-counter/emergency medications administered in the Health Centre: Emergency medication Salbutamol inhaler Adrenaline intra muscularly – in case of anaphylaxis, dose given dependent on age (Administered by School Nurses only) Auto adrenaline injector pen – in case of anaphylaxis, dose given dependent on age Glucogel – low blood glucose Pain relief Paracetamol 500mg tablets Paracetamol 500mg dispersible Paracetamol suspension Ibuprofen 200mg/400mg Ibuprofen suspension Ibuprofen gel Deep heat Arnica cream Allergies/insect bites Cetirizine tablets/suspension (such as Piriteze) Anti histamine cream (such as anthisan) Low blood glucose Dextrose Tablets Indigestion Gaviscon suspension/melts Rennies Urinary Cystitis sachets Rehydration Dioralyte Sore throats Difflam mouth wash Difflam Spray Throat lozengers (Such as Strepsils, Tyrozets) Cold symptoms Cold and Flu sachets/capsules (Paracetamol and a decongestant) Cough linctus Cold sores Acyclovir cream Mouth ulcers Bonjela Skin Conditions Cetraban Doublebase Travel sickness Hyoscine hydrobromide (Kwells)




Does Frensham follow a vaccination programme?


All routine vaccinations are carried out by the NHS Immunisation Nurses from the Department of Health. Currently, these are:

  • Flu nasal spray vaccinations for Junior School students
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is offered to all girls and boys in Year 8
  • Final School Booster (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) is offered to all students in Year 9
  • Men ACWY is offered to all students in Year 9




Do you offer school medical examinations?


In line with Department of Health recommendations, we will undertake routine health screening of children. This will be done on entry from Year 3 and will include height, weight, basic vision screening and a baseline urine sample by the School Nurse.




When can my child attend medical, dental and optician appointments?


Whenever possible, please arrange dental, medical and optician appointments outside school hours or during school holidays.




Do you have a school counsellor?


Our School Counsellors provide a confidential service if students feel they would like to have time to talk. Students can make an appointment through the School Nurse or by contacting the Counsellors directly on counsellor@frensham.org




Which GP Surgery do the Boarders use?


GPs from Holly Tree Surgery are the Medical Officers for the school. All boarders are registered with Holly Tree Surgery unless you inform the Health Centre that you want to opt out on admission. In order to register your child, we will need their completed medical form and their family doctor services registration form, copies of both of which can be downloaded here. If you have not already completed these forms, please do so as soon as possible and definitely before the start of term. The doctors hold a surgery at the Health Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11.45am. Any boarder registered with the practice can make an appointment through the School Nurse and, if required, can request to see a male or female doctor. If your child needs to see a doctor at home during the holidays or at weekends, they should be seen as a temporary resident with a local GP. Please do not re-register your child as this will mean they are no longer registered at the school GP practice. Boarders requiring travel vaccines will be taken to the travel clinic at Holly Tree Surgery and any fee will be added to your school bill. Parents should inform us of any unscheduled vaccinations given by other centres to enable us to keep documentation up to date. All boarders registered with the Holly Tree Surgery will have an initial consultation with the GP when they start at Frensham Heights.