Medicines

Some children require medicine on a regular basis, for complaints such as asthma. Please complete this form and hand it in to the school office if this applies to your child.

MEDICAL FORM_2015

Medicine should only be brought to school for administration during school time if it would be detrimental your child’s health (i.e. a four times a day course of antibiotics). Only medicines prescribed by a GP or healthcare professional can be administered.

Medicines must be provided in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacist and include the prescriber’s instructions.

Medicines must be handed in to the school office and a form completed by the parent/carer. Medicines can be collected from the school office at the end of the day by the parent/carer. The collection of medicine is the responsibility of the parent/carer.

The health and safety of all children in school is a prime concern of all our staff.

Please note staff cannot accept responsibility for administering medicines

  • where medicines or tablets are dangerous
  • where the timing and nature of the administration are of vital importance
  • where serious consequences could result if staff forget to administer a dose
  • where technical or medical knowledge or expertise is required.

We will only administer ‘Calpol’ if it is part of the treatment of a long term condition. In such circumstances the Principal must be consulted. We welcome parents coming back to school to administer medicines where possible.

Asthma Sufferers
Please ensure that school has two salbutamol inhalers for your child so that one can be kept in the classroom and one in a central medical cabinet. It would be helpful to school if you could provide an Asthma Plan completed by your GP surgery

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