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Health, First Aid and Medication

Measles outbreak in West Essex

Dear Parents/Guardians

You should be aware that there has been an outbreak of Measles in the local area. This disease can affect both adults and children and the symptoms are rash, red eyes, runny nose, temperature and cough.

If you think you or your child may have the symptoms above, please contact NHS 111 service as soon as possible.

To have full immunity to measles, your child should have had two doses of the MMR vaccine. If your child has either not received their MMR vaccination or has only received one MMR vaccine we would strongly advise that you should contact your child’s GP surgery to book an appointment for them to receive this as soon as possible.

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

Virgin Care

Posted: 10 May 2018

Medication

If your child requires medicine to be administered at school please bring the medicine to the school office with a letter detailing what medication needs to be administered and giving permission for us to do that.  Verbal permission will not suffice.

Please ensure that the office staff are aware of any specific storage requirement for the medication.

Please collect the medication from the school office at the end of the day.

Children requiring inhalers for asthma should have their inhalers in school at all times.  It is also useful if we have a spare inhaler in the office which we can ensure accompanies the child on trips and sporting activities

If your child requires medication to be kept in school please discuss requirements with the school office.

Please see our policy for supporting children with medical conditions for more detail.

Childhood illnesses

We have been given a simple one page overview of childhood illnesses and what to do (see a doctor, come to school etc)

A childhood illnesses booklet has been launched by the local NHS, to help parents and carers keep their children healthy this winter. The new guidance will ensure that children get the right help if they are ill and avoid unnecessary trips to A&E.

The booklet aims to provide reassurance to parents when their children fall ill. The information in the booklet has been produced by GPs and explains how parents can spot illnesses such as chicken pox and meningitis and the warning signs to look out for.

Parents and carers can view and download the booklet below

First Aid

First aid will be administered by school staff if required

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