Administering medicines in school: guidanceWhat guidance is there on administering medicines to pupils? This article summarises key points in guidance from the Department for Education on administering medicines in schools and the early years. You will also find a KeyDoc with advice for staff on administering medicines to pupils.
Administering medicines: parental consentFind out how you can seek permission to give non-prescription medicines to pupils, and what to do if a parent doesn't consent. Plus, download and use our multi-purpose consent form.
Administering medicines: template record formsIs there a template for recording which pupils we have administered medicine to? We point to a template form for recording all medication administered to pupils, and one for recording medication administered to individual pupils. We also provide guidance on how long to store these records.
First aid provision on school tripsMust we have a first aider on school trips? This article refers to government guidance on first aid provision when off the school premises. We also look at requirements in the EYFS, local authority guidance and procedures from two schools.
First aid provision: requirements and guidanceUpdatedFind out what you need to do to comply with requirements on first aid provision in schools and early years settings. Read also the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE's) guidance on first aid during coronavirus.
Individual healthcare plans: guidance, templates and examplesIs there a set format for individual healthcare plans (IHPs)? The Department for Education (DfE) explains that there is no set format, as IHPs will vary based on individual needs. We point to examples of IHPs, including a template from the DfE, and look at what they should include.
Keeping EpiPens in schoolCan schools keep spare EpiPens? Schools can keep spare EpiPens on site and administer them to certain pupils in an emergency. We summarise guidance from the Department of Health and link to further information on administering medicines in school and examples of consent forms for using EpiPens.
Supporting pupils with asthmaGet advice from the DfE and Department of Health on supporting pupils with asthma and the use of emergency inhalers, including guidance on staff responsibilities, parental consent and policies.
Supporting pupils with complex medical needsSupporting pupils with complex medical needs or when there is a significant number of medical needs in your school can be challenging. Find out about the statutory requirements and how to seek additional support if you are struggling to meet pupils' needs.