Medical information for Parents

Medical Information for Parents

Important information regarding medication in College

The Medical Room can be found in the staff corridor off the Main Hall beside reception,with a disabled bathroom and shower facility next door.

It is staffed throughout the day by qualified first aiders who have up to date Level 3 first aid at work certificates. They can be contacted on extension 202. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

Parents of students with ongoing medical concerns will be asked to fill in a health form in order to complete a personalised medical plan, to help support the student in college. This plan will be updated yearly.

Any students that feel unwell need to go to the medical room, where the reasons can be recorded, and parents contacted. Students are not to contact parents directly to pick them up, without the college being aware.

Students should not carry any medication on their person other than inhalers. If a student requires medication during College hours, a medication form needs to be completed by parents with clear instructions of frequency and dosage. This form needs to be passed to the medical room along with the medications and will be stored in a locked cupboard. (please see medications attachment.) Students with Asthma are encouraged to carry their own inhalers, but we ask parents to fill out a parental agreement form to enable us to use a College inhaler should their own be unavailable.

Health forms, medication and asthma forms can be downloaded from the website or obtained from College reception.

School Nurses no longer do a drop in at the College, but we can refer or you can self-refer via: –

Cornwall

Early Help Hub

Email: earlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk

Tel: 01872 322779 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

24/7 NHS mental health response line (free) 0800 038 5300

Plymouth

Livewell Southwest

Email: – livewell.schoolnursingreferral@nhs.net

Tel: – 01752 434008

Young people under 18 can get 24/7 mental health support 01752 435122.

Medical Permission Form (May 2021)

Self-Medicate Request Form (May 2021)

Individual Health Care Plan (May 2021)

Medication in the College  (May 2021)