Administrating Medicine

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE PROCEDURE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE

 

As is stated in the School Brochure it is LA policy that we do not administer medicines.

In exceptional circumstances: a long term medical problem or at the discretion of the Headteacher.

 

  • The school will only administer medication prescribed by the GP.  Medicine should be in the original container with the pharmacy sticker clearly identifying the dosage and the child’s name.
     
  • Parents will be asked to complete a ‘Request for the school to administer medicine’ official form clearly stating the medicine to be administered, dose, timing etc.
     
  • Medicine must be delivered to the school office by a parent/carer and will be returned to the adult at the end of the school day.
     
  • Medicines will be kept in a locked cupboard or in the fridge in the staff room if they are to be kept cool.
     
  • School will not administer non prescription medicine.
     
  • Pain killers such as paracetamol will only be administered if they are prescribed by a GP, parents will be asked to complete the exact timing of the pain killer. (this guidance includes school visits and residentials).
     
  • A record of the dose given and time given will be completed on the back of the medical form.
     
  • The first aider on school visits will be responsible for administering prescribed medication when children are off site. 
     
  • Asthma inhalers will be kept in the child’s classroom for emergency use.

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Woodfall Primary School

Woodfall Lane
Little Neston
Neston
CH64 4BT

Tel: 0151 338 2288
Fax: 0151 353 1402
admin@woodfall.cheshire.sch.uk

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