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 team deliver the following aspects of the national programme:

Year 8

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) For best protection, two doses are required to complete the course, 5 months apart, although it can be given up to 24 months. This vaccine helps protect Girls and Boys, against HPV related cancers.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) if 2 previous doses have not been administered in early childhood, this will be completed for Girls and Boys in Year 8.

Year 9

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (Td/IPV) This is the 5th and final booster dose required from the childhood immunisations received.

 Meningococcal ACWY (this offers protection from four different types of meningitis A, C, W, Y) These injections are given together, one in each upper arm.

Parents/guardians can complete the e-consent link sent from your school for the young person. If this is not received, Children under the age of 16, can consent for their own vaccinations, if the Immunisation Team feel they fully understand (Gillick competency) the information given.

The Nurse will check the consent form to ensure the young person is eligible for the vaccination, if any concerns are highlighted, before or on the day, this will be checked, before administering the vaccination.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on:

Telephone - 0161 724 2132

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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. 

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 

  • GP 

  • Health professional 

  • Social care professional 

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