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Referral process

You can make a referral directly to the team covering your child’s school using the relevant referral form. To see which team covers your child’s school, please check our A-Z list.

Completed referrals can be sent to us by email bht.schoolhealth-referrals@nhs.net. These will be forwarded to the relevant team for allocation according to the referral and assessment guidance. The offer of support has been reviewed  in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and capacity.

Both parents and professionals can use the same forms. However, please note that we only accept referrals for enuresis (bedwetting) from GPs. If you think your child may need help with bedwetting, please see your GP first.

If your child is starting school in the coming September, then see our Getting Ready for School pages, where you can find helpful resources, a checklist and a referral form specifically for children of this age group. For referrals to the School Readiness Team follow this link: https://bucks.setforschool.co.uk to make an e-referral.

Referrals are not necessary for:

  • Children whose care is continuing - handover procedures are in place for children moving from health visitors to school nurses or from school to school (within Buckinghamshire).
  • Routine screening - it is possible to opt out of this by emailing bht.schoolhealth-screening@nhs.net but ensure that you provide all the specific details requests on the screening information leaflet for YrR and Yr 6.
  • Immunisations.
  • Children who are already known to school nursing

Referral forms help us to ensure that we have all the information we need to provide the best care and support for children and young people who use our services. They also help us to ensure that we have the right staffing levels across our teams.

If you would like some general support and advice, but do not wish to make a referral, please email: bht.schoolhealth-enquiries@nhs.net

Referral forms

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