First Aid Information
Launceston College has a manned First Aid room, where students should attend if they are feeling unwell. We are here to support the students with ongoing health needs and deal with medical issues as they arise during the college day.
We work in partnership with parents to develop Individualised health care plans to support students’ medical needs whilst in college and ensure their safety. If you would like to discuss the medical needs of your child then please contact the first aid team on 01566 701781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child is required to take medication during the college day, we can facilitate this. All medications* are stored securely in First Aid and will be administered at the agreed time. Please complete the consent form here, completing it in full and returning it to college with the medication in its original dispensed packaging. * students are permitted to carry their own inhaler, insulin, adrenaline autoinjectors, Creon and antihistamines as per College policy.
Launceston College, as per government guidance, holds salbutamol inhalers for use in emergencies.
These inhalers may only be administered to children on the college’s asthma register; for whom written parental consent has been given and who have a diagnosis of asthma with a prescribed inhaler, or those prescribed an inhaler as reliever medication. If you would like your child to access this potentially life saving measure, please complete the consent form here and return to the staff in the First aid room. Students should continue to carry their own inhaler at all times.
Kernow Health, School-age Immunisation team, are responsible for the planning and the delivery of immunisation at College.
For more information see www.kernowhealthcic.org.uk/primary-care-services/school-immunisations/
The current immunisation programme is:
- Reception through to year 9- Flu immunisation
- Year 8 girls and boys HPV
- Year 9 girls and boys HPV
- Year 10 girls and boys HPV
- Year 11 girls and boys HPV
- Years 9, 10 and 11 girls and boys – Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY
Useful information / Links
Please ensure you child brings a water bottle to school with them to maintain their levels of hydration, to prevent headaches and promote concentration.
Health Visitor and School Nurse Advice Line on 01872 322779 or email email@example.com.