Health Services

St Peter's School

Health Services

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Health Services

The St Peter’s School Medical Centre is situated in a peaceful older wing of the main part of the school, providing quick and easy access for pupils but also a quiet, discreet environment.

Medical care is available 24/7, meaning our boarders from both St Peter’s and St Olave’s can access medical care at any time of the day or night.

The School Medical Team

The Medical Centre is staffed by a team of qualified Nurses, Paramedics and Health Care Assistants, overseen by the School’s Health Services Manager. Other healthcare professional such as physiotherapists and a psychologist support the medical team by delivering specialist services.

The School Medical Officer, Dr Rebecca Field, also visits the School as necessary, but is based very nearby at a practice at 32 Clifton, just across the road from the main School building, and can see pupils at the surgery.

Key Staff

Health Services Manager (whole school 3 – 18): Mr Ashley Mason

School Medical Officer: Dr Rebecca Field

New Starter Health Record Form

This should be completed and returned to School by 1 August. It is important that the School knows of any medical condition/allergies etc. which your child suffers from. Relevant information is passed to the Housemaster/mistress and to those responsible for looking after your son/daughter in their various activities, as appropriate.

Boarders

Boarding Pupils Registration with the School Doctor

It is essential that boarders register with the School Doctor so that she may treat them in the School Medical Centre or surgery.

Parents of boarding pupils are asked to arrange for their son/daughter to have a medical examination with their home doctor prior to joining the School/before the first day of term.

Parents will need to supply us with the name and address of the present doctor and in the meantime must complete the purple NHS form (Family doctor services registration GMS1).

It is still possible for pupils to obtain specialist treatment outside the National Health Service (NHS) by private consultation if a referral is necessary.

During the school holidays, medical treatment can be obtained either privately or through the NHS as a ‘temporary resident’. No pupil should transfer from the School Doctor’s list until after leaving School.

Day Pupils

Day pupils have full access to the onsite Medical Centre where they can obtain treatment for minor injuries/illness which happen at school. If a day pupil is injured or ill at School, parents are informed, therefore it is essential that Housemasters/mistresses have a current emergency phone number.

Consent to Treatment

If urgent medical treatment is required every effort will be made to contact the parents or guardian, but in exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary for the Head Master or Housemaster/mistress, acting in loco parentis, to consent to treatment, including anaesthetic or operation.

Illness and Contact with Infectious Diseases

If your son/daughter, during the holidays, has an operation, accident, inoculation or other special treatment, you must let us know when your son/daughter returns to School and likewise we want to know if there has been contact with infectious diseases.

Overseas Pupils

Overseas pupils from countries with which Britain has reciprocal health agreements and EU countries are exempt from charges for hospital care after their first year of residence. Emergency treatment and accident departments are free to all such students. It is advised that overseas pupils take out private medical insurance to cover them for hospital care for their first year of residence.

The School Medical Officer is Dr Rebecca Field and pupils may ask to see her by appointment. Pupils may request to see a male or female doctor.

Dental Care

The School is able to facilitate urgent dental care for boarding pupils, however all day and boarding pupils should arrange their dental care during school holidays.