School Nursing - Bury Community

We work with school-age children and young people, aged 5 to 19 years, with the aim of ensuring they experience the very best health and wellbeing and can reach their full potential. 

We are responsible for delivering the Healthy Child Programme and for supporting the individual needs of families, as needed.  

The School Immunisation team forms part of the School Nursing service. It is made up of professionals who are highly skilled and experienced in administering vaccinations, consisting of, a Band 7 nurse, Band 5 nurses and an administrator.

They are responsible for the delivery of the routine National Immunisation Programme for adolescent School aged young people 12-18 years old in Bury.

This also includes hard to reach groups, such as: home educated, youth offenders, travelling community and first point access. Immunisations ensure our bodies are protected from serious diseases

The School Immunisation Team in Bury now offers e-consents for HPV/MMR vaccines to Year 8 pupils and the ACWY/DTP to Year 9. Immunisations make sure our bodies are protected against some serious diseases.

The HPV vaccine or Human Papilloma Virus is offered to both Girls and Boys. It helps to protect against: cervical cancer, mouth and throat cancers, some cancers of the anal and genital areas. It is 1 dose from September 2023, and this is offered in Year 8. The MMR vaccine protects against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. They should have had two as per the childhood schedule, at 1 and 3 years. If they missed one of the doses, we would complete this in Year 8.

The ACWY vaccination offers protection against 4 different types of bacteria that can cause meningitis, A, C, W, Y. The DTP protects your child against 3 different diseases diphtheria, tetanus, and polio, which can affect the nervous system, these are given as two separate vaccines in Year 9.

Parents/Guardians of Year 8/Year 9 young people can contact our service and we can support them to complete the form and administer the vaccinations.

We offer catch up sessions. The vaccinations from our service are administered up to 18 years of age, either in a clinic, at our health centre or as a home visit. These can be booked with families. After 18, the G.P. can administer the HPV and ACWY vaccine up to the age of 25 Years.

We can send information to families from our essential parenting app and also we have some information in the 3 other languages identified as being used predominantly in Bury after English.

This is the School Immunisation Team contact number and generic e mail.

0161 206 0995   –

This involves providing a wide range of care, advice and support including screening, health assessments, health promotion activities, health advice and much more.  We also signpost children and young people to other appropriate services. 

We can also provide support for parents, carers and education staff. 

We offer confidential advice in a variety of settings, including homes, schools and community venues. We provide a lunchtime drop in at most high schools for young people. 

A range of professionals make up the School Nursing Service.  This includes specialist practitioners in public health school nursing, qualified staff nurses, school nursing assistants and healthcare support workers (administration).

We also work in close partnership with a range of other professionals across Bury.  

Our dedicated immunisation team deliver school aged immunisations to Bury school children this includes HPV, Diphtheria, tetanus and polio and Men ACWY vaccines. They also offer a catch up programme for the MMR vaccine.   

  • Self referral 

  • School staff

  • GP 

  • Health professional 

  • Social care professional 

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