Parents of children in their first year of school are getting the chance to help improve the School Nursing Service in Derby.
All parents in the city are being asked to complete a health and well-being questionnaire this month. The questionnaire will not only help with the planning of services for the future for all children, but also make sure individual children get the support they may need as early as possible.
The Lancaster Model questionnaire covers a wide range of subjects ranging from emotional well-being to diet and physical activity. Parents will be able to complete the questionnaire online, and if necessary a member of the School Nursing Team will be in touch to offer health advice, information and support.
Susie Scales, Clinical Lead for School Nursing commented, “Parents will receive a letter asking them to complete this important questionnaire from the 7th of February. It’s a vital part of Public Health England's Healthy Child Programme and support will be available to ensure all families are able to contribute.”
After Easter, Year 6 pupils and then mid-teens will be invited to complete their own version of the confidential questionnaire. They will also be supported by the School Nursing Service which is provided by the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Find out more about the service and how to contact them at: