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Medical Information

Mrs Hammond is the Medical Room Assistant at Milton Mount School who will look after your child if they need first aid or feel ill during their day in school.

The Medical Room is situated in the main entrance area and is open to children and parents during the school day. If your child is asthmatic, has any allergies or any other conditions which need special treatment, please let us know about it as soon as possible. A care plan will be completed for your child and necessary medicine stored in school.

School staff do not have a statutory duty to give medicines or medical treatment. However medicines will be administered to enable the inclusion of pupils with medical needs and to enable regular attendance of all pupils.

Please see the attached policy which covers Managing the Needs of Pupils with Medical Conditions and Needing Intimate Care


Please go to the following links for further information on Health Services in West Sussex

Prescription Medicines

Medicine should only be brought to school when it is essential to administer it during the school day.  In the vast majority of cases, doses of medicine can be arranged around the school day thus avoiding the need for medicine in school.  Antibiotics for example are usually taken three times a day, so can be given with breakfast, on getting home from school and then at bedtime.  Only antibiotics to be taken four times a day, and which are for a re-occurring illness will be administered in school. 

Occasionally a GP may prescribe that a medicine has to be taken during the school day.  Parents may call into the school and administer medicine to their child, if, a parent or other adult is unavailable they may request that a member of school staff administers the medicine if it is to be administered four times a day. Mrs Hammond, must first agree the administration of the medicine if it is for a re-occurring or long-term illness.  The parent or guardian must supply the medicine in the original pharmacist’s packaging clearly labelled including details for administration and possible side effects, the inner information leaflet must be provided to the school Medical Room.  Parents must complete a ‘Parental agreement for setting to administer medicine’ form (Appendix B) and a ‘Record of medicine administered to an individual child’ (Appendix C) must be completed and signed with the member of staff that the medicine is given to. Pupils should stay at home for at least 24 hours after being prescribed antibiotics to ensure the child is well enough to be back at school and there have been no adverse effects from the medicine. On no account should a child come to school with medicine if he/she is unwell.

Non-prescription Medicines

Non-prescription medicines are not administered at school and pupils should not bring them to school for self-administration. Only non-prescription travel sickness medication will be administered by staff providing they are supplied in the original packaging. Medication must be suitable for the pupil’s age, supplied by the parent (not the school) and in its original packaging, with manufacturer’s instructions.  Staff will check that the medicine has been administered without adverse effect to the child in the past and parents must certify this is the case – a note to this effect should be recorded on the consent form. The medication will be stored and administration recorded as for prescription medicines.

Herbal remedies, cough medicines and cough sweets are not allowed in school.  Lip salves can be kept in the Medical Room and used when needed by students with very dry/chapped lips; these are not to be kept on a student’s person.

On sunny days to protect against sunburn, a high factor sun cream should be applied in the mornings before school. All children must bring a hat to school in sunny weather. If a child, has particular sensitive skin, parents can liaise with the medical team and undertake a care plan, should one be required.


We do hold age appropriate doses of Calpol in school, which we will give if we are in receipt of written permission from the parent. We will check with parents before giving Calpol to confirm that children have not previously taken any medication containing paracetamol within the preceding 4 hours, and will only give one dose.


If a child has an injury to the head or face, of a more serious nature, the child's parent are always contacted by phone. Minor head injuries are treated with cold water and ice, also a note is sent home and a red paper band attached to the child's wrist.

Vomiting & Diarrhoea

If a child has been sick, they must be collected from school to avoid the spreading of any virus. The child should remain at home for at least 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea.

Please do remember that the more we know about your child the better, so that we can react to their needs appropriately. Please do not hesitate to see us about any problems, questions or worries regarding your child's health or well-being.

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