Glossary

The Health Visitor or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse is a qualified registered nurse or midwife who has undertaken further training and education in child health, health promotion, public health, and education. The role involves promoting health in the whole community offering support and encouragement to families through the early years from pregnancy and birth to childhood and beyond.

The School Nurse or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse is a qualified registered nurse or midwife who has undertaken further training and education in child health, health promotion, public health, and education with a specialism in school health. The role includes providing a confidential service so that you or your child can discuss personal issues in confidence.

The CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Community Nurse works with the 0-19 Team to support school age children with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The CAMHS Community Nurse takes referrals from the 0-19 team, for children who require specialist intervention.

The Staff Nurse holds a current registered nurse qualification with a special interest and skills to improve the health and wellbeing of families with children across the 0-19 Team.

The Community Nursery Nurse provides services to improve the health and wellbeing of families with children across the 0-19 Team. Each Community Nursery Nurse has a suitable nursery nurse qualification, making them experts in child development, and working under the supervision of health visitors or schools nurses.

The Admin Support Workers/Team work with the 0-19 Team to aid the delivery of the service offered.

View Child Health Clinics (for well babies) and Local Children's Centres.

Contact Numbers

0-19 Advice Line

Open 08.00-17.00 on weekdays (excluding bank holidays)

  • Telephone: 01883 340922

ChatHealth

ChatHealth is our confidential school nurse messaging service. Text our school nurse on 07507 329951 from your mobile phone for advice on all kinds of health issues.  

  • Telephone: 07507 329951