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School Nursing Team 

The Suffolk Community Healthcare team are available for advice and support.  

http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/childrens-health/school-nursing/#tab1

If you have any health concerns about your child or children please feel free to contact the team on 01473 275244.  An answerphone may be in use so please leave a message including your child's name, date of birth, school and your contact number. The team will respond to your call on the same day unless the message is left after 4.30pm. Please note that our working hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Suffolk Community Healthcare 
School Nursing Office 
Stable Block 
Allington House 
427 Woodbridge Road 
Ipswich 
Suffolk 
IP4 4ER

Telephone: 01473 275244

Fax: 01473 275275

Suffolk Community Healthcare is responsible for providing NHS Services in the Suffolk area and is hosted by Suffolk Primary Care Trust.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are responsible for children under five.  Once a child starts school it is the responsibility of School Nursing Team.


Further information on the services available to children and young people can be found through Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group website.  This site also contains a number of useful links to Public Health and NHS England.  

ChatHealth is a School Nurse messaging service, available to parents.  The service allows parents, carers and young people to text message School Nurses. ChatHealth, the school nurse messaging service, is confidential and available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.  You can message for advice on all kinds of health issues, like toileting, emotional health and wellbeing, bullying, healthy eating and any general health concerns. The text number for this service is 07507333356. You can still get in touch with the school nurse in the same way as you might have done before, if you prefer. To find out more about the School Nurse service and for local contact details please see the website; www.suffolk.gov.uk/schoolnursing

Head Lice

Please inform the school office if your child has head lice so that all parents in the class can be warned and asked to check their child’s hair. The school nurse can be contacted for advice on how to treat, as can your local pharmacist. It is best to regularly check for head lice when washing your child’s hair; use conditioner and keep a nit comb by the bath.

NHS Head Lice Leaflet 2016


British Association of Dermatologists Head Lice Information




Infectious Gastroenteritis 

Public Health Factsheet


Head Lice

Please inform the school office if your child has head lice so that all parents in the class can be warned and asked to check their child’s hair. The school nurse can be contacted for advice on how to treat, as can your local pharmacist. It is best to regularly check for head lice when washing your child’s hair; use conditioner and keep a nit comb by the bath.

NHS Head Lice Leaflet 2016


British Association of Dermatologists Head Lice Information