The Health Centre is staffed by a multidisciplinary health care team who all strive to offer the best available care to each individual who comes through the door.

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ur aim is to offer a welcoming, caring, non-judgemental holistic approach to all members of the School community. We provide 24 hour nursing care for those suffering as a result of illness, accident and injury as well as a ‘listening ear’ for anyone who would like to chat about any aspect of their health or wellbeing. The nurses take part in relevant and motivational health education and health promotion initiatives whilst many of them have particular areas of interest and expertise that enables us to care for pupils with complex on-going health needs.

Pupils can ‘drop in’ between 07.30 and 21.30 to see a nurse, although for non-urgent matters we ask them to come during their breaks or their free time. If a pupil becomes ill or injured in School time they must tell a teacher or member of staff who will organise their safe transfer to the Health Centre. Overnight they must contact their Matron or Housemaster or Housemistress who will get appropriate help. For their own safety all pupils coming to the Health Centre will be logged in and out on the School’s computer system.

The School’s GP’s are Dr Matthew Cheetham, Dr Lorna Montieth and Dr Lynsey Bennett who are supported by a team of GPs and Practice Nurses at the Summertown Health Centre. They hold a surgery, by appointment, in the School Health Centre every weekday between 11.30 and 12.30. In an emergency they will see pupils either at Summertown Health Centre or in the School Health Centre at their discretion. It is not possible for day pupils to be seen by the School GP unless they are registered at Summertown Health Centre. Day pupils will remain registered with their home GP.

If you would like to find out more about the service we provide or to discuss any aspect of your child’s health or wellbeing please contact the Lynne Dunne, our Senior Nurse or her deputy on 01865 319244.

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