Schools: Nurses

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefit of the school nurse service provided in schools in England.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No national assessment has been made of the benefits of the school nurse service.

Since October 2015, local authorities have been responsible for the commissioning of 0-19 services, including the school nurse service, and are best placed to make choices about services for their community and assess outcomes.

The benefits of school nursing services cannot be assessed nationally against the objectives of the healthy child programme as the locally agreed deliverables vary depending on local need.

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