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How to refer to the school nursing team?

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  • Author: kdyball

The School Nursing Service offers advice and support to children and young people aged 5-19 years, attending Hertfordshire mainstream schools, their parents/carers and professionals in the schools.

Support can be accessed in various ways including telephone contact or one-to-one and group sessions. A text messaging service, Chat Health, is also available to secondary aged pupils to confidentially get in touch with their school nurse. More information on this can be seen below.

Referral criteria to access the School Nursing Service 


The following areas are all relevant and suitable topics which the School Nursing Service can help with:

  • Advice, information and signposting for general health issues
  • Initial advice and assessment for emotional and mental health issues including basic strategies and interventions for the following:
    • Self esteem
    • Anxiety
    • Low mood
    • Behaviour in the under nine-year olds
    • Difficulties in managing emotions
  • Sexual health
  • Sleep
  • Healthy eating and weight management
  • Wetting/Soiling/constipation


To make a referral please go to School nurses in Hertfordshire (