School nurses head to shops to promote health messages

They'll be hosting roadshows at Queensgate in Peterborough city centre on 15 August and Serpentine Green, Hampton, on 21 August

School nurses head to shops to promote health messages
09 August 2013

It may be the summer holidays, but Peterborough’s school nurses are still hard at work.

The School Nursing Team, who work for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, are responsible for the health screening of children who attend the city’s primary schools as well as providing support to Peterborough’s secondary school pupils.

The team will be promoting their work at the Queensgate Centre, Peterborough city centre, on Thursday, 15 August, and at Serpentine Green, Hampton, on Wednesday, 21 August.

Between 9am and 6pm, they will be available to give advice to youngsters and their parents on a huge range of health issues from insect bites to sun care, healthy eating to the HPV vaccine, which is given to girls as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.

Gemma Balnaves, School Nursing Sister, (pictured above, right, with School Immunisations Nurse Georgina Brighten) said: “The team and I are really looking forward to these two events as they will be a great chance for us to talk to parents and carers as well as children and young people. The team has a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience, and we pride ourselves on our kindness and compassion.

“We can give advice and information about all kinds of health issues and also give people more details about how to access other health services across Peterborough.”

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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