The Coventry School Nursing service is one of the seven community services under the Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Services portfolio, provided by South Warwickshire NHS University Foundation Trust.

Our service takes over from the Health Visiting service. We provide a named school nurse in each mainstream school in Coventry to help children and young people (from school entry to age 19) take responsibility for their own health and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

We support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years old (DH 2009) and adhere to the guidance as per Coventry Safeguarding Children’s Board. This includes, for example, the delivery of;

  • The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)
  • Reception, Year 6 and Year 9 Health Assessments and
  • Hearing Screening for Reception aged children.

We also offer support for a variety of issues, including;

  • Toileting
  • Sleep
  • Challenges with eating and diet
  • Managing behaviour
  • Healthy weight and physical activity
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Physical Development
  • Hygiene
  • Relationships