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School Nursing Service

The School Nursing Service works with school-aged children (attending Leeds state schools or living in Leeds), their parents/carers, other health professionals, education staff and other agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of children and enable them to reach their full potential.

The primary aim of the service is to achieve best health and wellbeing outcomes for school age children through the delivery of Health Child Programme (HCP). The HCP comprises of a series of health and development reviews, immunisations, health promotions and interventions tailored to individual risks and protective factors.

What the service does

The service provides a range of support and advice for children, young people and their carers, providing universal and targeted support, and specialist support when required for school-aged children across the city.

The service works to identify children and young people in need of early help and provide support to improve their life chances and prevent abuse and neglect.

The service also provides medical conditions training to staff from schools at a range of different sites.


The Teams are based in three local health centres providing interventions and care around a range of pathways, working in partnership with colleagues across Leeds Community Healthcare, Leeds City Council Schools and Social Care, the teams work  in the following areas:

  • East 
  • South
  • West 

Some of the key staff in the service are:

  • Service Manager – Dawn Lewis
  • Clinical Lead - Sharon Forrest
  • Operational Leads: Trina Glynn, Anne Connor, Carolyn Wellings, Emma Williams 

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.