Parents across Stockton are invited to take part in a new consultation programme to help shape the future of the School Nursing Service.
From Monday 2 September, families in the Borough can have their say by completing an online survey about the service.
The School Nursing Service is part of the Healthy Child Programme, a public health programme for children, young people and families which focuses on keeping them healthy and safe from an early age.
During the 12-week consultation period, parents will have a chance to give feedback on their children’s current school nurse services, from emotional health support to healthy eating and access to specialist support.
Councillor Jim Beall, Chair of Stockton’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “School nursing is a key part of the Healthy Child Programme so this is a great opportunity for families to tell us what they think about the current nurse services.
We want to take their comments on board to develop the service and continue to meet the needs of children in Stockton.”
Next year, the results of the questionnaires will be used to help design the school nursing facility which is currently delivered by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
Stockton’s Public Health team will be consulting with parents, children and service providers over the next few months to develop the service ahead of the re-launch.
Parents are encouraged to take the opportunity to complete the surveys and help influence future developments of the school nurse service.
Everyone who completes a survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Tees Active voucher.
To complete a survey, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/schoolnursereview
Hard copies of the survey will be available in libraries, schools and customer service centres from Wednesday 11 September but can also be requested from Monday 2 September by calling Gemma Mann at Stockton Council on (01642) 527237.