At Brookfield Community School we have a First Aid Room staffed during school hours by two qualified first aiders.


MANAGING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Students with extra medical needs at school may require a Medical Care Plan. This ensures we are able to meet the medical needs of individual students and to take appropriate action should an emergency occur. Please contact us by email or telephone if you wish to talk to us regarding your son's or daughter’s medical conditions. Conditions which might require a care plan include Allergies, Diabetes, Asthma, and Epilepsy. This list is not exhaustive, so if you are unsure or have any concerns please contact us to discuss. Care plans are developed in collaboration with parents, carers, health care professionals, school nursing service and appropriate school staff such as the SENCO.


MEDICATION
It is School policy to only administer prescribed medicines (e.g. antibiotics) if it is essential that they are given during the school day.  The only exception being Paracetamol, however if your student requires paracetamol a medical form will still need to be completed and paracetamol provided. The school do not keep paracetamol or issue it to students unless it has been provided and a medical consent form has been completed.


PRESCRIBED MEDICATION
If your child requires prescription medication a separate consent form will need to be completed before the medication can be administered. Prescribed medication kept in the medical room must be in the original container as dispensed from the chemist, clearly labelled with the name of the student, the name and dose of the medicine, the expiry date and the frequency of administration.
Please collect all medication at the end of the school day if required, or once they are no longer required. It is a parental responsibility to ensure that all medicines are in date. Please collect all medicines at the end of the school year, any not collected or which have expired will be disposed of.


PLEASE NOTE
Medication must not be carried by students, with the exception of emergency medication such as EpiPen’s and Inhalers. Parents/carers are also asked to provide a spare inhaler or EpiPen to be stored in the first aid room for use in an emergency. It is a parental responsibility to ensure these are kept in date.


BECOMING UNWELL AT SCHOOL
If your child becomes unwell during the school day they may attend student reception initially for triage. Our trained first aiders will assess students to decide on an appropriate action, parents will be consulted prior to any student being sent home.
Students are not allowed to go home unaccompanied if feeling unwell, a parent, guardian or nominated carer will be asked to collect them. It is parental responsibility to collect an unwell student promptly if they are deemed unfit to remain in school.


Is my child too ill for school? - NHS

Is my child too ill for school? - NHS
It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they're unwell. There are government guidelines for schools and nurseries about managing specific infectious diseases at GOV.UK.These say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't.
www.nhs.uk


Managing specific infectious diseases - GOV.UK

Chapter 9: managing specific infectious diseases - GOV.UK
Athlete’s Foot. Athlete’s foot is a skin infection caused by a fungus which can also cause ringworm. Symptoms. The person will have scaling or cracking of the skin, especially between the toes ...
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Immunisation team contact:-

Telephone number: 0300 0030323

E-mail: southeasthantsimmunisationteam@southernhealth.nhs.uk