Support

School Nurse

My name is Kerry Campbell and I am the School Health nurse covering The Cooper School.

I am a qualified Paediatric Nurse who has completed additional training to become a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse – School Nurse.

Role

Secondary schools within Oxfordshire have a named NHS School Health Nurse who is based in the school. The aim of the School Nurse is to offer evidence based preventative health care for children and young people. We strive to improve young people’s health and wellbeing and their life chances. I will work closely with teaching and wellbeing staff at The Cooper School, encouraging students to be both physically and emotionally healthy in order to make informed healthy lifestyle choices and reach their full potential.

What we do

We offer routine childhood vaccinations within the school’s programme which include:

  • Year 8 and 9 – HPV cervical cancer

  • Year 9 – Tetanus /Diphtheria/ Polio booster and Meningitis ACWY

We offer support with medication in school particularly with reference to emergency medications such as Auto Adrenaline Injectors (EpiPen/ Jext/ Emerade etc), Insulin, Epilepsy treatments and Asthma inhalers.


School Nurses can also provide public health interventions including:

· Someone to talk to confidentially to address issues concerning emotional, physical, sexual and social health and wellbeing.

· Health lifestyle choices (keeping safe, smoking cessation, substance misuse advice)

· Support teachers with PSHE

· Refer and signpost to specialist services

· Provide contraception, pregnancy testing and sexual health screening.

If we cannot help, we will help you find someone who can.

How can you access the School Nurse?

  • Speak to a student support manager and ask them to contact us

  • Self-refer using a slip from the School Nurse office door

  • Contact me via text or phone call – 07557 815812 (Term time only, Mon – Weds 9-3pm and Thurs 8-4pm)

  • E mail me – kerry.campbell@oxfordhealth.nhs.net

  • I can also be contacted via the School Switchboard

Please check back for upcoming School Nurse Drop in times

The School Nursing service is confidential. This means we can discuss personal information with young people in confidence and will not discuss it 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.

Further Information:

School Nurse Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

OXME: Health | OXME.INFO

NHS Covid 19 advice: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk

Childline: 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk

Samaritans: 116 123 (free from any phone) or www.samaritans.org

24/7 Mental Health Helpline for Oxfordshire: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/24-7-mental-health-helpline-for-buckinghamshire-oxfordshire

Out of hours

  • Please contact your GP or 111

  • If you are in immediate danger dial 999 and ask for the appropriate emergency service.

  • Emergency Contraception advice: Emergency Contraception | OXME.INFO