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Onsite Nurse

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The Deaf Academy employs a fully qualified nurse who works closely with the staff and students across school and college.

The role of the Academy's onsite nurse iis hugely diverse. First and foremost, the Academy Nurse is the essential link between our students and their access to health provision. They provide confidential one to one support for students who wish to discuss health and wellbeing matters and also is a point of BSL contact that our students know they can trust. The Academy Nurse also conducts yearly training sessions on common medical conditions with Academy staff and also provides training for those who have to administer medication to students.

The Academy Nurse is proactive in health promotion and works with our school and college students to provide group or 1:1 sessions discussing a variety of health topics. The Academy Nurse liaises closely with parents and carers to address any medical or health and wellbeing issues of individual students that they feel the Academy can address or be actively involved in promoting.

They work in partnership with all interested and relevant parties including all Academy staff, parents/carers, and community healthcare professionals to ensure the students’ medical and health policies are planned, implemented and maintained successfully.