Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

School Nursing Service in Dumfries & Galloway

Who are School Nurses?

School Nurses are Registered Nurses, who have undergone further NMC registered training as specialist community public health nurses. (SCPHNs) School Nurses know the communities they work within.  

They deliver interventions that are person-centred and evidence driven to ensure positive outcomes for school-aged children and young people.  

What does a School Nurse do?

Ten Priority Areas

Our ten priority areas have been identified from evidence and have a sound rationale to support actions.  

They represent public health priority areas and interventions on each have found to be effective in preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). 

The impacts of which not only affect health and development potential in childhood but can also persist deep into adulthood. 

Who is all in the Team:

Self Referral Information for Young People and Parent and Carers:

Young People and Parents and Carers can self refer by completing our online Self Referral Form or you can call:

Referral Information for Professionals:

School Nursing is a specialist service. Professionals can refer to a Single Point of Contact: dg.nithsdaleschoolnurses@nhs.scot 

Using School Nursing Referral Form or Request For Assistance Form (RFA) specifying which of the ten priority area/s you are referring for.

School Nursing Service can offer consultation to professionals prior to referrals via local team contact numbers:

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Resources for Young People & Parents/Carers:

Helpful Websites for Young People and Parents/Carers
Young Scot Aye Feel Campaign for Young People
Useful Apps for Young People & Parents/Carers
Support and Information for Parents / Carers
For Young People and Parents/Carers
Parent Hub Support and Information for Parent / Carers
Free Solihull Parenting Courses

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