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 the academy, encouraging students to be both physically and emotionally healthy in order to make informed healthy lifestyle choices and reach their full potential.
What we do
We offer routine childhood vaccinations within the school’s programme which include:
- Year 8 girls– HPV cervical cancer
- Year 9 – Tetanus /diphtheria/polio booster and meningitis ACWY
- Year 11 – 2016 and 2017 meningitis ACWY
- 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 people
- Health lifestyle choices (keeping safe, smoking cessation, substance misuse advice)
- Support teachers with PSHE
- Refer and signpost to specialist services
- Provide contraception,emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and sexual health screening.
If we cannot help, we will help you find someone who can.
How 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 – 5pm)
- Email me – email@example.com
- I can also be contacted via the academy 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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