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: requirements and guidanceFind 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 and using EpiPens in schoolSchools can keep spare EpiPens on site and administer them to certain pupils in an emergency. We summarise guidance from the Department of Health on how to do this safely and link to examples of parental consent forms.
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.