My name is Pip Bacon and I am the School Health nurse covering Whitelands Academy.
How can you access the School Nurse?
~ I am available Term-time: Monday – Thursday, 9am-3pm.
~ Speak to student support managers or Year Head’s about referral.
~ Text or call: 07771 642117 (during hours above)
~ E-mail: [email protected]
~ or ‘drop in’ and see me if I am in my office.
I can also be contacted via the School Switchboard ext:1015
Secondary schools within Oxfordshire have a named NHS School Health Nurse who is based in the school.
The aim of the School Nurse
is to offer evidence-based preventative health care for children and young people. We strive to improve young people’s health and
wellbeing and their life chances. I will work closely with teaching and wellbeing staff at Whitelands Academy, encouraging students to be both physically and emotionally healthy in order to make informed lifestyle choices and reach their full potential.
What we do
We offer support with medication in school, particularly with emergency medications such as auto adrenaline injectors (EpiPen/ Jext/ Emerade etc), insulin, epilepsy treatments and asthma inhalers.
- School Nurses can also provide public health interventions including:
- Someone to talk to confidentially concerning emotional, physical, sexual and social health and wellbeing.
- Healthy lifestyle choices (keeping safe, smoking cessation, substance misuse advice).
- Support teachers with PSHE delivery.
- Refer and signpost to specialist services as required.
- Provide contraception, pregnancy testing and sexual health
If we cannot help, we will help you find someone who can.
The School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS):
This team will offer the routine childhood vaccinations which include:
Year 8 and 9 – HPV cervical cancer
Year 9 – Tetanus /Diphtheria/ Polio booster and Meningitis ACWY
If you have any queries regarding immunisations, please contact
SAIS directly: Contact us - Oxfordshire School Aged Immunisation ServiceOxfordshire School
Aged Immunisation Service (oxfordhealth.nhs.uk)
The School Nursing service is confidential. This means we can discuss personal information with young people in confidence and will not discuss it with anyone else without their permission. However, we would pass on any information that we feel is needed to protect a young person or someone else from serious harm. Whenever possible this would be discussed with the young person first.
School Nurse Website: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/school-health-nurses/
NHS Covid 19 advice: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Childline: 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
Samaritans: 116 123 (free from any phone) or www.samaritans.org
24/7 Mental Health Helpline for Oxfordshire:
Out of hours
Please contact your GP or 111
If you are in immediate danger dial 999 and ask for the appropriate emergency service.
Emergency Contraception advice: Emergency Contraception | OXME.INFO