Health Care

Health Care

The Health Centre is in Main House. It is staffed by qualified nurses each school day during term time, with an on-call service out of hours and at weekends. Students can visit the Health Centre during surgery times and should ask their teacher’s permission if this is during lesson time.

Surgery Times

Monday – Friday

8.05am – 8.30am
10.30am – 10.50am
12.45pm – 1.45pm
4.10pm – 5pm

Medical Forms

Medical forms

It is essential that parents complete a medical questionnaire form for each child before entry. 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.

Medicines & Sickness

If your child is ill and/or on 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)

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

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.

Medical, Dental & Optician Appointments

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

School Counsellor

Our School Counsellor provides 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 Counsellor directly.

Boarders

Dr Paul Adams and Dr Liz Colyer are local GPs from Holly Tree Surgery and 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. 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 hereIf 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.