Medicines in School

A copy of the Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy can be found by CLICKING HERE.

 

REQUEST FOR SCHOOL STAFF TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION 

 

If you require the school to administer medication to your child during the school day:

 

  • An adult (not the child) must bring the medicine(s) directly to the school office and complete a Parental Agreement For School/Setting To Administer Medicine form (see link below).

  • School staff, will only administer prescribed medicines, which are given to us in their original container, with the pharmacist’s label with directions for use clearly marked.

  • All medicines (except asthma inhalers or epi-pens) must be stored in a secure cupboard in the Medical Room, and must not be carried in school by the pupil.

  • Medicines (such as antibiotics) that have been prescribed and are to be given three times a day should, whenever possible, be taken in the morning before school, after school hours and then at bedtime.

  • Pupils who need medication on a long-term basis will need to have a individual healthcare plan drawn up to record the relevant details

 

 

 

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CHILDREN WHO ARE DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA:

  • The school must be provided with a copy of your child’s Asthma Plan. This can be obtained from your GP or Asthma Nurse.

  • You must provide the school with a prescribed reliever inhaler (blue) which will be stored in the Medical Room, and administered to your child when needed – you must complete the Parental Agreement For School/Setting To Administer Medicine form (see link below).

  • In addition to inhalers stored in the Medical Room, you may wish for your child to carry an inhaler on their persons during school hours to be used as needed – you must complete the Request For Child To Carry His/Her Own Asthma Inhaler form (see link below).

  • The school possesses several spare salbutamol inhalers to be used in times of emergency, if your child's inhaler runs out, or is unavailable for any reason– you must complete the Parental Agreement For Use Of Emergency Salbutamol Inhaler to provide/decline consent for us to administer this medicine (see link below)

 

 

                        REQUEST FOR SCHOOL STAFF TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION FORM

 

                        REQUEST FOR CHILD TO CARRY THEIR OWN MEDICATION FORM

                        CONSENT FOR USE OF EMERGENCY INHALER FORM

 

 

CHILDREN WHO ARE DIAGNOSED WITH ALLERGIES THAT MAY REQUIRE TREATMENT WITH AN EPI-PEN 

  • You must provide the school with a copy of your child’s individual healthcare plan to assist the school in taking the necessary precautions to manage your child’s allergies.  This can be obtained from your GP or medical professional.

  • You must provide the school with at least one prescribed epi-pen which will be stored in the Medical Room, and administered to your child when needed .

  • You must complete the Parental Agreement For School/Setting To Administer Medicine form (see link below);

  • Please note that the school has very limited catering facilities and it may not be possible for the school to cater for specific food allergies as it cannot be guaranteed that cross contamination may not occur in the supply chain for the ingredients used. If you have any specific concerns, please contact the school to speak to the Catering Manager.

 

 

 

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If you have any queries, please contact the school office on 0191 285 1793 or admin@gosforthcent.newcastle.sch.uk

0191 285 1793

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