Administration of medicines in school
If children are well enough to attend school, we are able to administer medically prescribed medicines at lunchtimes only, providing a medication administration consent form is completed. A copy of the form can be downloaded below. The following procedure should be followed:
- Parents/carers must deliver medication to the teaching assistant attached to their child’s year group.
- Medication must be in a sealed container clearly named. Out of date medicines cannot be administered.
- Medicines must pass from adult to adult – children should not handle medicines.
- Medicines requiring refrigeration will be stored in a fridge in the medical room.
- Mrs Claire Pead or Mrs Sandy Hardman will administer refrigerated medicines required over the lunchtime period. Other medicines will be administered by the teaching assistant attached to your child’s year group. It would be helpful if you could remind your child to go for their medicine at the appropriate time.
- If necessary, medicines will be returned to parents/carers at the end of the day, via your child’s class teacher at dismissal time.
- Our procedures in relation to epipens and inhalers remain unchanged in that we will continue to hold an additional one in school, either in the medical room or the classroom, as appropriate.
- When children attend after school clubs parents/carers are responsible for making arrangements for administration of medicines with club providers.
Thank you for you cooperation, which will enable the administration of medicines to run smoothly.
Children should not bring to school any self-administered medicines or remedies, such as Olbas Oil or lip salve. Children can be overly generous, sharing remedies (and germs!) inappropriately with other children.