Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
We believe that by providing parents with the best advice and support we can help children and young people fulfil their potential and grow into healthy adults. By completing some simple health reviews we can gather information which may be preventing your child from learning.
You will be notified of the results and if any concerns identified we may refer to other services such as audiology. We do not share the results of any of the health checks with school.
You can opt out of any of these checks and details are available on this webpage and will also be sent to you via school.
Year R (aged 4-5years)
Starting school is a really exciting time and we want your child to be able to reach their potential. Your child will be offered 3 health checks including
Not being able to see or hear properly can impact on attention, reading, participation in class activities, social interaction and behaviour.
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is a government initiative to help build an understanding of how children are growing, so that advice and support can be provided where needed. Children who take part in the NCMP will be measured fully clothed (except for their coats and shoes).
We will also ask you to complete a short health questionnaire which helps identify any concerns you may have regarding your child’s health or wellbeing. This includes long term medical conditions. We can support school staff to ensure they are confident to manage your child’s condition in school.
Please complete the health questionnaire even if you do not have any health or wellbeing concerns as this allows us to update their records.
Year 6 (Aged 10-11years)
We recognise that this is a time of much growth and development and children are preparing for transition to secondary school. During this year we repeat the following reviews
Whilst all of the checks we offer are important, we recognise that some parents may not want their child included in some or all of these. To opt out, please complete the simple form found here >
Please call on 0300 123 3444 option 2, if you would like to discuss with a member of the school nurse team.