The school nurses are based in:
Kirkintilloch Health & Care Centre
10 Saramago Street
Tel. 0141 304 7447
|East Dunbartonshire HSCP
300 Balgrayhill Road
Tel. 0141 201 3489
North Campbell Avenue
Tel. 0141 282 4853
|Hours of Service: Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 4.30pm|
Aim of Service
The aim of the School Nursing Service is to support the health and well-being of school-aged children in East Dunbartonshire. It does this by working closely with agencies such as education services, other health and social care services, and the voluntary sector.
How to access the service:
The service can be accessed directly by each child or young person, as well as through referral by:
- Health visitors
- Family doctors
Immunisations in school are carried out by a dedicated team at set times of the year. It follows the National Immunisation Programme recommended in Scotland. For further details, please contact your child's school.
Programmes delivered include:
- Intra-Nasal flu vaccination to all primary school age children between the months of October and December;
- HPV vaccine to all 1st year female pupils alongside catch up groups in January;
- DTP and MENACWY vaccination to all 3rd year pupils in February and March.
Alongside these set programmes, we also respond to any emergency or targeted immunisations, as directed by the Scottish Government and Public Health.
In East Dunbartonshire, the school nursing staff will always respect the rights of young people. This means that staff will speak with young people openly and honestly and will only share information with others if the young person agrees. The only time information will be shared without permission is if they think that a young person is at serious risk of harm.