CYP – Safeguarding: see Safeguarding section
- Parents to be alert to signs that children could be experiencing anxiety, distress or low mood as some pupils return to school
- RCGP top tips for assessing febrile children (September 2020)
- FAQs from East London Health and Care Partnership on Assessing Febrile Children
- GP Paeds Tips Blog – a volunteer run blog of paediatric tips for GPs, run by a paediatrician at Sheffield Childrens’ Hospital
- Healthier Together – a website for GPs and Primary Care Staff with easy to use clinical pathways for common conditions in children using remote assessment (primarily Wessex based, therefore some of the clinical pathways may be more relevant to the Wessex area)
- Vital sign ranges for children and young people
- RCPCH information on PICS / Hyperinflammatory Syndrome
- Hyperinflammatory syndrome: What is it and how do I recognise it?
- Paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19
- PICS Statement: Increased number of reported cases of novel presentation of multi-system inflammatory disease
Referrals to a school nursing covid-19 wellbeing clinic can now be made via a revised referral form (see referral criteria below)
- C&YP/parent has concerns related to COVID-19 that will impact on the child attending school.
- C&YP/parent has concerns related to COVID-19 that impact on undertaking activities of daily living.
- C&YP has expressed worries/anxieties related to COVID-19 impacting on emotional regulation.
Clinics are held every Wednesday afternoon. Clients will be sent a text with a time to expect a telephone call. If referrals exceed clinic capacity, the referrer will be informed by email, and a letter will be sent to the client with details of the School Nurse texting service for the client to make contact with the service by text
Patient/ family information
- Patient advice – resources for parents and carers
- Talking to children and young people about Covid-19
- Helplines for children and young people
- Childrens guide to coronavirus
Asthma management during COVID – See Respiratory section. Also refer to CES Asthma Guide
- Government Guidance for supporting children and young people’s mental health
- The Nest: Southwark service for mental health and wellbeing support for 13-25 years olds
- Kooth: Safe and anonymous on-line support – 7 days a week.
- Childline: 0800 1111
- The Calm Zone Webchat and Free phone helpline 0800 585858 , 5pm – midnight
- This standard operating procedure outlines the responsibilities of health visiting staff for the delivery of the services, including the 5 mandated contacts, and managing current caseloads which will include families with safeguarding concerns and those with vulnerabilities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
School absence notes
Following joint work by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education (DfE), School Reopening Guidance issued by DfE on 22 February has reminded schools they should not encourage parents to request unnecessary medical evidence i.e. doctors’ notes from their GP when their child is absent from school due to illness (p33). If evidence is required, it can take the form of prescriptions, appointment cards, text/email appointment confirmations etc. Input from GPs should only be sought where there are complex health needs/persistent absence issues.
This guidance also confirms the procedure for clinically extremely vulnerable children, and for those absent from school due to COVID-19 and self-isolation.