Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust has announced that it has successfully won a tender to provide the school nurse service to 53 primary schools and 13 secondary schools across Telford and Wrekin.
Winning the tender from Telford and Wrekin Council means the trust’s nurses will continue to support health and wellbeing programmes for all children and young people aged 5-19 in schools and the wider community.
According to the trust, the service works to make itself as easy to use by the children and young people as possible – for example, nurses can be contacted by text, and run drop- in sessions.
Jo France, school nurse manager and professional lead for school nursing at the trust, said: “We want children and young people to get the very best start in life through giving them support with both their physical and emotional health.
“We have 12 nurses working closely with children, schools and local communities in Telford and Wrekin, and we’re all absolutely delighted that by winning this tender, we can carry on doing so and build even stronger links.”
The new school nurse contract starts on 1 September for three years.