Universal Health Services are Health Services that all children and young people will qualify for. In some cases, there will be similar services available especially for people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities. These services are provided by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Coventry Warwickshire Partnership Trust and the NHS.
You can find out more about universal health services on the Coventry City Council Family Health and Wellbeing website.
A GP is a General Practitioner. This is the doctor that a person sees for general health concerns. A GP can refer someone on to more specialist services where needed and can advise about general health concerns.
School Nursing Teams are led by qualified Nurses who have undertaken further training to qualify for this specialist role.
Each team covers a group of schools in a geographical area. School Nurses are not based in individual schools.
The School Nurse plays a key role in Health Promotion and works to address Public Health Issues e.g. reducing teenage pregnancy, reducing childhood obesity,and issues relating to drug,smoking and alcohol use.
The School Nurse is pleased to give advice to parents and/or your children about any health concern they may have - e.g. sleeping, behaviour, allergic reactions, bed wetting, to name but a few.
School Nurses run confidential health clinics in some secondary schools within the city.
School Nursing Services that are available in special schools are arranged by the Coventry Commissioning Group (CCG).
Everyone should be able to access good-quality NHS dental services. There is no need to register with a dentist in the same way as with a GP because you are not bound to a catchment area. Simply find a dental practice that's convenient for you, whether it's near your home or work, and phone them to see if there are any appointments available.
The Health Visiting Team work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in the crucial first years of life. Our community teams offer friendly support and advice and we work closely with GPs, midwives, school nurses and the wider local community. The service is universal to all children and families, with a wider service to those with additional needs.
Coventry Young Person's Service is a free and confidential young person's early intervention and substance misuse service for young people, their families, carers and affected others.