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1 Medical Conditions in School Policy Policy Statement MVW Academy is an inclusive community, which aims to support and welcome pupils with medical conditions. We aim to provide all pupils with all medical conditions the same opportunities as others at school. We will ensure that they can: be healthy stay safe enjoy and achieve make a positive contribution achieve economic well-being The school ensures all staff understand their duty of care to children in the event of an emergency and feel confident in knowing what to do in this situation. The school understands that certain medical conditions are serious and can be potentially life-threatening, particularly if ill-managed or misunderstood. All staff understand the importance of medication being taken as prescribed and understand the common medical conditions that affect children at this school. Staff receive training on the impact that medical conditions can have on pupils. Inclusion MVW Academy understands that it has a responsibility to make the school welcoming and supportive to pupils with medical conditions who currently attend and those who may enroll in the future. Pupils with medical conditions are encouraged to take control of their condition. Parents/carers of pupils with medical conditions feel secure in the care their children receive at this school. We aim to include all pupils with medical conditions in all school activities. The Medical Conditions Policy (MCP) is understood and supported by the whole school and local health community. A number of key stakeholders have been consulted during the production of this policy. This school ensures that the whole school environment is inclusive and favourable to pupils with medical conditions. This includes: the accessibility of the physical environment the involvement in social activities such as playtimes, after school clubs, school productions and residential visits the appropriate adjustment to sports, games and other activities to make physical activity accessible to all pupils the appropriate adjustment and extra support so that all pupils can participate fully in all aspects of the curriculum Communication Plan Parents/carers are informed and regularly reminded about the MCP particularly with regards to the administration of medicines and when Healthcare Plans are reviewed. The Policy Statement and the whole policy are available on the school website. School staff are informed and regularly reminded about the MCP at the first staff meeting of the school year, at medical conditions training and when the policy is reviewed.

2 Emergency Procedures for the Most Common Serious Medical Conditions All staff are aware of pupils with serious medical conditions at this school. Staff working with these pupils receive training and know what to do in an emergency. Training is refreshed in accordance with local health staff practice. Action for staff to take in an emergency for the most common medical conditions (anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy) is displayed in the staffroom and the procedure for contacting the emergency services is displayed in the Office. This school uses Healthcare Plans to inform staff of children in their care who may need emergency help. In the event of an emergency a copy of the pupil s Healthcare Plan will be sent to the emergency care setting with the pupil or as soon as possible. General Emergency Procedures All staff know what action to take in the event of an medical emergency (see information in Staffroom and procedure in Office). If a pupil needs to be taken to hospital in an ambulance, a member of staff will always accompany them and will stay with them until a parent arrives. Staff should not take pupils to hospital in their own car, but should always dial 999 for an ambulance or 111 if unsure of whether an ambulance is warranted. Guidance on the Administration of Medicine in School Emergency Medication All pupils with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and allergies know where their medication is stored and how to access it and understand the arrangements for a member of staff (and the reserve member of staff) to assist in helping them to take their medication safely. The school has emergency salbutamol inhalers available in school in compliance with the DoH Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools March General Medication Children taking prescribed medication must be well enough to attend school. Only medication prescribed by a doctor (or other medically qualified person) is administered. It must be in-date and prescribed for the current condition. In many cases, it is possible for a pupil s GP to prescribe medicine that can be taken at home in the morning and evening. As far as possible, administering medicines will only be done where it would be detrimental to the child s health if not given in school Parents/carers must give written permission for the administration of medication. The staff receiving the medication must ask the parent/carer to sign a consent form (see Appendix 1) stating the following information: full name of child and date of birth; name of medication and strength; who prescribed it; dosage to be given in school; how the medication should be stored and expiry date; any possible side effects that may be expected should be noted; signature and printed name of parent and date. No medication may be given without these details being provided. All use of medication defined as a controlled drug, even if the pupil can administer the medication themselves, is done under the supervision of a named member of staff at this school and countersigned by a second adult if the medication is adminstered by a member of staff. Medication is locked in a locker in the staff room and the stock level is logged each time the medication is administered. All staff are aware that there is no legal or contractual duty for them to administer medication or supervise a pupil taking medication unless they have been specifically contracted to do so. Most members of staff are happy to take on the voluntary role of administering medication.

3 For medication where no specific training is necessary, any member of staff may administer prescribed medication to pupils under the age of 16, but only with the written consent of the pupil s parent/carer. Training is given to all staff members who agree to administer medication to pupils, where specific training is needed. The school s Public Liability Insurance provides full indemnity. All staff have been informed through training that they are required, under common law duty of care, to act like any reasonably prudent parent in an emergency situation. This may include taking action such as administering medication. In some cases medication is only administered by an adult of the same gender as the pupil, and always witnessed by a second adult. Parents/carers understand that if their child s medication changes or is discontinued or the dose or administration method changes, that they should notify the school immediately. If a pupil refuses their medication, staff will record this. Parents/carers are informed as soon as possible. All staff attending off-site visits are aware of any pupils with medical conditions on the visit. They receive information about the type of condition, what to do in an emergency and any other additional support necessary, including any additional medication or equipment needed. If a pupil misuses medication, either their own or another pupil s, their parents/carers are informed as soon as possible. These pupils are subject to disciplinary procedures. Guidance on the storage of medicine Emergency medication Emergency medication is held securely in the pupil s classroom where it is readily available to staff. Pupils know how to access their medication through a member of staff. Non-emergency medication All non-emergency medication is kept in a locked cupboard in a cool dry place. Staff ensure that medication is only accessible to those for whom it is prescribed. There is an identified member of staff who ensures the correct storage of medication at school, checks the expiry dates three times a year and ensures (with the parent/carer) that all medication brought into school is clearly labelled with the pupil s name, the name and dose of the medication and the frequency of dose. All medication is supplied and stored, wherever possible, in its original containers. Some medication may need to be refrigerated. This must be stored in the staffroom fridge in an airtight container and clearly labelled. Medication that needs to be taken home at the end of the school day must be collected by the parent/carer from the class teacher or administrator. All medication is sent home with pupils at the end of the school year and it is the parent s responsibility that new and in date medication comes into school at the start of the new school year. Safe Disposal Parents are asked to collect out-of-date medication. If it is not collected at the end of the school year it will be taken to a pharmacy for safe disposal. This will be documented. Guidance about Record Keeping This school keeps an accurate record of each occasion an individual pupil is given or supervised taking medication. Details of the supervising staff member, pupil, dose, date and time are recorded on the back of the consent form for short-term or infrequent medication. Pupils with long-term medical conditions have their own record which is kept securely with their medication in their classroom. All school staff who volunteer to administer certain medication are provided with the necessary

4 training by a healthcare professional. The school keeps a register of staff who have had relevant training. The certificates of those staff who have received general first aid training are displayed in the Medical Room. Training is given annually to all staff in managing the most common serious medical conditions if there is a pupil in school with that condition and if there is a healthcare professional available. Healthcare Plans For children with serious and long-term medical conditions this school uses a Healthcare Plan to record the important details about individual children s medical needs at school, their triggers, signs, symptoms, medication and other treatments. These are drawn up with the parent/carer, a healthcare professional, the class teacher/ SENCO and, if appropriate, with the pupil. All stakeholders sign the Healthcare Plan. Further documentation can be attached to the Healthcare Plan if required. Parental permission for the Healthcare Plan to be sent with the pupil to hospital will be included in the plan. The Healthcare Plans are displayed in the cupboard of the pupil s classroom and the SENCO keeps a copy. The class teacher and/or SENCO are responsible for reviewing these with the parent/carer once a year or if the condition changes. The parent/carer also keeps a copy. Residential Trips, Educational Visits and Sporting Events When children with medical conditions are going on outings, the class teacher will consult with the parent/carer and carry out a risk assessment. If the class teacher is not accompanying the pupil they will ensure that the member of staff in charge is fully aware of the pupil s needs, action to take in an emergency and that they agree to administer the medication. Medication for the pupil is taken in a sealed plastic box clearly labelled with the pupil s name. Inside the box is a copy of the consent form and record of administration and, where applicable, a copy of the Healthcare Plan. On returning to the school the medication, consent form and Healthcare Plan are returned and the parent/carer signs if necessary. If a child on medication has to be taken to hospital, the child s medication is taken in a sealed plastic box clearly labelled with the child s name and the name of the medication. Inside the box is a copy of the consent form signed by the parent/carer and, where applicable, a copy of the Healthcare Plan. Health and Safety This school is aware of the common triggers that can make medical conditions worse or can bring on an emergency. The school will actively work towards reducing or eliminating these health and safety risks where appropriate and will have written a schedule of reducing specific triggers to support this. Risk assessments are carried out by this school prior to any out-of-school visit and medical conditions are included in this process. A Health Care Needs Risk Assessment will be carried out for any pupil already at the school who develops a medical condition and before a new pupil with a medical condition joins the school. This will be carried out by the SENCO with the parent/carer and a healthcare professional. This may lead into the drawing up of a Healthcare Plan. Roles and Responsibilities Each member of the school and health community knows their roles and responsibilities in maintaining an effective MCP. (Appendix 2)

5 Reviewing the Policy This policy will be reviewed, evaluated and updated in October. New guidance will be fed into the review. In evaluating the policy the views of a wide range of key stakeholders will be sought. Agreed at the governing body meeting on Date Signed.. (Chair of Governors) Policy History/Review Log Effective Date Reason for change or Authored/Reviewed by Next review date revision October 2011 Annual Review F.Green October 2012 Update to current guidance November 2012 Annual Review F. Green October 2013 P. Hendle November 2013 Annual Review F Green October 2016 November 2015 Review to update to current guidance R Proudley G Nagel-Smith October 2018

6 REQUEST FOR SCHOOL TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION The school will not give your child medicine unless you complete and sign this form, and the Headteacher has agreed that the school staff can administer the medicine Pupils Name:... Date of Birth /.. /.. Address Class... Condition or illness Medication: Name and Type of Medication (Please ensure the medication is in its original packaging displaying pupils name and prescribing Doctor) Date Dispensed / / For how long will your child take this medication Dispensed by:.. Expiry Date: FULL Directions for use: Dosage and Method.... Timings Self Administration YES / NO Special Precautions... Side Effects Procedures to take in an emergency.. Contact Details Name..Relationship to pupil Address if different from above. Tel:. I understand that I must deliver the medicine to the office and accept that this is a service which the school is not obliged to undertake. Signed Name. Date. Authorised to give by Headteacher.Date.

7 To be completed by a member of staff: Medicine received by Date... Medication Type ü Sealed or Unsealed Quantity Received Tablets Medicine Other (Please state) To be stored in First Aid Box / Fridge Dosage given at: * In the case of a contolled drug a countersignatory is required and a running stock level to be completed Time. Amount..*Given by.*stock...

8 Medication Dispensed Extension Sheet Dosage given at:

9 Appendix 2 Roles and Responsibilities of Stakeholders Each member of the school and health community knows their roles and responsibilities in maintaining an effective MCP. a. This school works in partnership with all interested and relevant parties including the school s governing body, school staff and community healthcare professionals and any relevant emergency practitioners to ensure the policy is planned, implemented and maintained successfully. b. The following roles and responsibilities are used for the medical conditions policy at this school. Governors Ensure the health and safety of their staff and anyone else on the premises or taking part in school activities (this includes all pupils). This responsibility extends to those staff and others leading activities taking place off-site, such as visits, outings or field trips. Ensure the schools health and safety policies and risk assessments are inclusive of the needs of pupils with medical conditions and are reviewed annually. Make sure the MCP is effectively implemented, monitored and evaluated and regularly updated. Report to parents, pupils, school staff and the local authority about the successes and areas for improvement of this school s MCP. Provide indemnity for staff who volunteer to administer medication to pupils with medical conditions. Headteacher Has a responsibility to: Ensure the school is inclusive and welcoming and that the medical conditions policy is in line with local and national guidance and policy frameworks Liaise between interested parties including pupils, school staff, SENCOs, pastoral support / welfare officers, teaching assistants, school nurses, parents, governors, the school health service, the local authority transport service, and local emergency care services. Ensure the policy is put into action, with good communication of the policy to all staff, parents/carers and governors. Ensure every aspect of the policy is maintained Assess the training and development needs of staff and arrange for them to be met Ensure all supply teachers and new staff know the medical conditions policy. Delegate a member of staff to check the expiry date of medicines kept at school and maintain the school medical condition register Monitor and review the policy annually, with input from governors, parents/carers, staff and external stakeholders. Report back to governors about implementation of the MCP. All school staff Be aware of the potential triggers, signs and symptoms of common medical conditions and know what to do in an emergency. Call an ambulance in an emergency Understand the school s medical conditions policy. Know which pupils in their care have a complex health need and be familiar with the content of the pupil s individual Health Plan. Allow all pupils to have immediate access to their emergency medication. Maintain effective communication with parents/carers including informing them if their child has been unwell at school.

10 Be aware of pupils with medical conditions who may be experiencing bullying or need extra social support. Understand the common medical conditions and the impact these can have on pupils. Ensure that all pupils with medical conditions are not excluded unnecessarily from activities they wish to take part in. Ensure that pupils have the appropriate medication or food during any exercise and are allowed to take it when needed. Teaching Staff Have an additional responsibility to also: Ensure pupils who have been unwell have the opportunity to catch up on missed school work. Be aware that medical conditions can affect a pupil s learning and provide extra help when pupils need it, in liaison with the SENCO. Liaise with parents / carers, SENCO and welfare officers if a child is falling behind in their work because of their condition. Use opportunities such as PSHE and other areas of the curriculum to raise pupil awareness about medical conditions. School nurse or healthcare professional Has a responsibility to: Help provide regular updates for school staff in managing the most common medical conditions at school at the schools request. Provide information about where school can access other specialist training. Update the Individual Health Plans in liaison with appropriate school staff and parents/carers. First aiders Have an additional responsibility to: Give immediate, appropriate help to casualties with injuries or illnesses When necessary ensure that an ambulance is called. Special Educational Needs Coordinators Have the additional responsibility to: Help update the school s medical condition policy Know which pupils have a medical condition and which have special educational needs because of their condition. Ensure pupils who have been unwell catch up on missed schoolwork. Ensure teachers make the necessary arrangements if a pupil needs special consideration or access needs. Pastoral Support Has the additional responsibility to: Know which pupils have a medical condition and which have special educational needs because of their condition Ensure all pupils with medical conditions are not excluded unnecessarily from activities they wish to take part in. Pupils Treat other pupils with and without a medical condition equally. Tell their parents/carers, teachers or nearest staff member when they are not feeling well. Let another member of staff know if another pupil is feeling unwell. Treat all medication with respect. Know how to gain access to their medication in an emergency. Ensure a member of staff is called in an emergency. Local doctors and specialist healthcare professionals Complete the pupil s Healthcare Plans provided by parents

11 Where possible, and without compromising the best interests of the child, try to prescribe medication that can be taken outside of school hours. Offer every child or young person (and their parents) a written care / self-management plan to ensure children and young people know how to self manage their condition. Ensure the child knows how to take their medication effectively. Ensure children have regular reviews of their condition and their medication Provide the school with information and advice regarding individual children and young people with medical conditions (with the consent of the pupil and their parents) Understand and provide input in to the school s medical conditions policy. Emergency Care Services Have an agreed system for receiving information held by the school about children s medical conditions, to ensure best possible care. Understand and provide input in to the school s medical conditions policy. Parents/carers Tell the school from the outset if their child has a medical condition and / or is taking medication regularly at home. Be able, if asked by the school, to verify a medical condition indicated on the admission form with a letter from a healthcare professional. Ensure the school has a complete and up-to-date Individual Health Plan for their child. Inform the school about the medication their child requires during school hours and complete a consent form. Inform the school of any medication their child requires while taking part in visits, outings or field trips and other out-of-school activities. Tell the school about any changes to their child s medication, what they take, when and how much. Inform the school of any changes to their child s condition. Ensure their child s medication and medical devices are labelled with their child s full name. Provide the school with appropriate spare medication labelled with their child s name Ensure that their child s medication is within expiry dates. Keep their child at home if they are not well enough to attend school. Ensure that their child catches up on any work they have missed. Ensure that their child has regular reviews about their condition with their doctor or specialist healthcare professional. Ensure their child has written care/self-management plan from their doctor or specialist healthcare professional to help their child manage their condition. Ensure emergency contacts are kept up to date.

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