Norbury Manor Primary School

Medical Needs Awareness

Croydon Health Services

The Croydon school health team consist of Specialist Community Publish Health Nurses (SCPHN), Staff Nurses and School Nurse Assistants.  The team offers services throughout the year, including school holidays.

What Do They Do?

The team can offer advice to children, young people, their families and school staff on a wide range of physical, emotional, and sexual health topics.  They can signpost you to other services that may help.

They can also support with the following:

  • Health Assessments
  • Vision Screening
  • Health Care Plans
  • Immunisation

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

Health For Kids

Health for Kids is a fun and exciting website to help children to think about how they can stay healthy and look after their health.  The website also features three games to make learning about health event more fun.

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

 Asthma

Asthma UK

 If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, or if your child has suspected asthma or wheeze, the Asthma UK website has gathered information from experts and parents to support and reassure you.

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

The video below demonstrates  how to use an Inhaler with a spacer device.

There are a number of helpful film clips demonstrating different devices.  If you would like to find our more, please click here.

Anaphylaxis

What is Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis (pronounced ana-fi-ax-is) is a severe and often sudden allergic reaction.  It can occur when someone with allergies is exposed to something they are allergic to (known as an allergen).  Reactions usually begin within minutes and rapidly progress but can occur up to 2-3 hours later.

Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening and always requires an immediate emergency response. 

14 Major Allergens

 Food labelling laws that food companies must always declare the presence of 14 major allergens when they appear in pre-packed food and these must be highlighted in the ingredients list (for example, in bold type).  Food businesses selling catered food (for example in restaurants, takeaways and hotels) are required by law to provide information on the 14 major allergens.

The 14 major allergens are:

  • Celery
  • Cereals containing gluten
  • Crustaceans 

(crabs, lobster, prawns and scampi)

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Lupin
  • Milk
  • Molluscs
  • Mustard
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soya
  • Sulphur dioxide/sulphites

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

 The film below Think ABC explains how you can spot an anaphylaxis reaction and how to safely treat it. 

If you would like to find out more, please click here

If you would like to complete a free/paid training course, please click here.

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust video on how to use your Jext (EpiPen)

 Epilepsy

What is epilepsy?

 Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain.  When someone has epilepsy, it means they have a tendency to have epileptic seizures.

Anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn't always mean they have epilepsy.  Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed if a doctor thinks there's a high chance that he person could have more seizures. 

Epilepsy can start ay any age and there are many different types.  Some types of epilepsy last for a limited time and the person eventually stops having seizures.  But for many people epilepsy is a life-long condition.

If you would like to find out more, please click here.

If you would like your child to find out more about epilepsy, please click here.

 Diabetes

What is diabetes?

 Diabetes is a condition where  your blood glucose level is too high.  There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2.  

 

To find out more, please click here.