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Medical Information

St John Fisher Medical policy is available below.

Administering Medication

If your child requires medication whilst at school, please complete a self-administered medication consent form below.

  • When possible, medicines should be taken outside school hours.
  • School can only accept prescribed medicines these should be in their original packaging and include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.
  • Emergency asthma inhalers can be held by the school and used with parental written consent.

The school takes no responsibility for children carrying or taking any other medication without prior permission, unless it is part of their medical care plan held at school.

Emergency Salbutamol Inhalers in Schools

The Government has issued guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools – the guidance can be found here.

  • The school emergency salbutamol inhaler should only be used by children, with written parental consent.
  • The school must have been provided information confirming the pupil has been diagnosed with asthma or requires an inhaler as a reliever.

The consent form can be found below. Please sign and return.

Notifying School

Pupils with moderate to severe asthma or allergic reactions parents should download the appropriate care plan below and send the completed copy into school for attention of the medical team. Pupils with severe allergic reactions should already have an up-to-date care plan in place. Individual Healthcare Plan and care plans for specific medical conditions are available.

Links

First Aid and Medical Policy 2022Consent Form For InhalerRequest to Administer Medication