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Special School Nursing / School Health

Southbank Centre
207 Old Rutherglen Road
Glasgow, G5 0RE

For mainstream school nursing (managed within CHCPs) and MLD schools, the school nursing service provides a population based service for school aged children. Their work includes dealing with vulnerability, health promotional activities and immunisation. School nurses are the first professional point of contact where schools have health concerns about children.   

The special school nursing team (managed within CHCPs) provides direct clinical care for children attending the 13 schools in Glasgow attended by children with more complex needs/physical impairment/visual impairment. There are also 2 peripatetic nurse trainers for children with complex needs attending mainstream schools.  

Paediatricians provide a secondary level paediatric service seeing children mainly with disability. They take a holistic overview of the child’s needs and work in collaboration with the wider multidisciplinary team, hospital colleagues and other agencies.

Referral Information

Referrals to medical staff are received from school nursing, CDCs, other medical colleagues and occasionally from Educational Psychology. Referrals can be made via any of the 4 child centres (addresses as CDCs).

Last Updated: 06 June 2017