Log In
Sunday 23rd October 2016

School nursing 'crisis'

31st October 2006

A school nurse claims her caseload tops 9,000 children, sparking a call for crisis talks.

School nurse leaders called for urgent talks with her employers, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT, following the revelation made to health secretary Patricia Hewitt at the annual Amicus/CPHVA conference.

The nurse said she covered 33 schools, a further education college and up to 32 children on the child protection register at any one time.

Now Amicus is calling for urgent talks with the PCT, which says it had recently begun a review of staff caseloads in recognition of the high caseloads of community staff.

The 2004 Choosing Health white paper stated the government’s commitment to employ one qualified school nurse to every senior school and its associated cluster of primary schools.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: School nursing 'crisis'
Author: Carol burns
Article Id: 1023
Date Added: 31st Oct 2006


Nursing Times

Recent Related Articles

25% rise in medical school places


Children's mental health has hit crisis point


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016