Medicines

Medicines at School

Please note that only medicine prescribed for Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy will be administered in school. These medicines need to be given to the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher or Senior Medical Assistant. No other medicines should be given to children. If your child has a medical condition which requires special attention or medication e.g. asthma please notify school as soon as possible; Senior Medical officer Mrs. Karen Breen kbreen@dore.Sheffield.sch.uk or the school office.

If your child is prescribed anti-biotics please ask the GP for a dosage that can be administered wherever possible outside school hours - before school, straight after school and at bed-time.

If it is absolutely necessary for your child to take medicine at school it is essential that an adult personally hands in the medicine at the school office and signs the official medication form. PLEASE READ the Administering Medicines Policy.    You will need to complete a parental agreement to medicine application form BEFORE a senior member of staff is able to administer medicine.  It is essential that children do not carry medicine themselves or store it in school. Class teachers are unable to assist children - designated adults only may deal with medicine.  Mrs. Karen Breen is our Senior Medical Officer who leads with medical issues.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a concern about the health and well-being of your child.

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Lynnette Glossop,
13 Aug 2015, 13:49
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