My name is Robynn Middlemiss and I am
the School Health nurse covering North Oxfordshire Academy.I am a registered midwife who has completed additional training to
become a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) and I have
specialised in school nursing.I am currently undertaking a Masters
Degree In Health Sciences to further increase my knowledge around research and
young people. I hope to be able able to provide the most up to date research to
support the needs of young people.
Secondary schools within Oxfordshire
have a named NHS School Health Nurse who is based in the school. The aim
of the School Nurse is to offer evidence based preventative health care for
children and young people. We strive to improve young people’s health and
wellbeing and their life chances. I will work closely with teaching and
wellbeing staff at NOA, encouraging students to be both physically and
emotionally healthy in order to make informed healthy lifestyle choices and
reach their full potential.
We offer routine childhood vaccinations
within the school’s programme which include:
8 girls– HPV cervical cancer
Year 9 – Tetanus /diphtheria/ polio
booster and meningitis ACWY.
Year 11 – 2016 and 2017 Meningitis
Year 7-11 Flu vaccinations- Nasal and
Intramuscular if required
We offer support with medication in
school particularly with reference to emergency medications such as epipens,
insulin, epilepsy treatments and asthma inhalers.
School Nurses can also provide public
health interventions including:
· Someone to talk to
confidentially to address issues concerning emotional, physical, sexual and
social health and wellbeing.
· Safeguarding young
· Health lifestyle
choices (keeping safe, smoking cessation, substance misuse advice)
· Support teachers
· Refer and signpost
to specialist services
contraception,emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and sexual health
If we cannot help,
we will help you find someone who can.
can you access the School Nurse?
· Speak to Learning
and Welfare staff and ask them to contact us
· Self-refer using a
slip from student services / office door
· Contact me via text
or phone call – 07717320582 (Term time only, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri, 9am –
· E mail me – firstname.lastname@example.org
· I can also be
contacted via the NOA Switchboard
The School Nursing service is confidential. This means we can discuss personal information with young people in confidence and will not discuss it with anyone else without their permission. However, we would pass on any information that we feel is needed to protect a young person or someone else from serious harm. Whenever possible this would be discussed with the young person first.
School Nurse Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
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NHS Covid 19 advice: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Childline: 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
Samaritans: 116 123 (free from any phone) or www.samaritans.org
24/7 Mental Health Helpline for Oxfordshire: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/24-7-mental-health-helpline-for-buckinghamshire-oxfordshire
Out of hours
Please contact your GP or 111
If you are in immediate danger dial 999 and ask for the appropriate emergency service.
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