School nursing

School Nurse showing students the Digital health and wellbeing resourceSchool nurses are registered nurses who have completed additional specialist training in school nursing.

Our school nursing teams are made up of school nurses, registered nurses, nursery nurses and clinical health assistants. 



The School Nursing team works across Surrey to promote physical health and emotional wellbeing in schools and in the community. This includes issues such as sexual health, illnesses, healthy eating, exam stress and bullying. 

They do this by:

  • Being available to young people, parents, carers and teaching staff to address any concerns about a child’s health
  • Providing health advice to help children and young people make the most of their education
  • Completing health reviews with children starting primary and secondary school
  • Holding health drop-ins in secondary schools which offer young people an opportunity to School Nurse delivering a teaching sessiondiscuss health issues confidentially
  • Supporting young people who have specific medical needs and providing relevant training for staff to help manage these needs
  • Delivering classroom-based health education
  • Supporting immunisation programmes in school
  • Leading community clinics to help children with night-time wetting
  • Working with school-aged children in the community who have been excluded or where families have chosen to educate at home.

School nurse with studentsAcross Surrey, we also offer a text service called ChatHealth, a confidential school nurse messaging service for young people aged 11-19. Young people can contact their school nurse in confidence by text. The Chat Health text number is: 07507 329 951. Young people can also call our advice line to get in touch with a school nurse.

All of the issues discussed are confidential unless a child's safety, or that of others, is at risk. Our school nurses will always encourage young people to discuss issues with their parents or guardians.

PHSE (personal, social and health education)

Our school nurses work in partnership with parents and schools to provide PHSE (personal, social and health education) to primary and secondary school children.

In primary school, we cover topics such as personal hygiene, what to expect in puberty and healthy eating.

In secondary school, we cover topics such as positive relationships, sexual health, emotional resilience and promoting healthly lifestyle choices. 

This school-based programme is part of the National Curriculum.

Health sceening in primary schools

Our school nursing teams provide health screening within state schools as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.

Teams and contact details

North East

Spelthorne Team – Tel: 01784 883695 / 883694

Elmbridge Team – Tel: 020 8979 6464

Epsom, Ewell and Banstead Team – Tel: 01372 730040


South East

Mole Valley Team – Tel: 01372 384300

Redhill and Tandridge Team – Tel: 01883 340922


South West

Waverley Team – Tel: 01483 782092

Guildford Team – Tel: 01483 783171 / 783255


North West

Woking Team – Tel: 01483 846201

Surrey Heath Team – Tel: 01276 21799

Runnymede Team – Tel: 01483 783515


Parents and carers can also contact our school nurse team through our Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line.


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For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.

  • For advice or questions about your child's health

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call the Advice Line

  • 2 year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call the Advice Line 

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAMHS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Go to https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/feedback to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.