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.
Quick referral guidance
ASD, ADHD and Behaviour management
Refer to your named school nurse. Please do not refer directly to the Specialist Children’s Service
Speech and Language Therapy
Discuss with your schools named SLT who will advise. Please do not refer directly to the Specialist Children’s Service
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Dietitians
Refer using the online forms
School Nursing 5-18 years
Please complete on-line referral form. Young people and parents\carers can also self-refer in to the school nursing service using the on-line referral form on the MCH website. Anyone can call the school nursing duty line during weekdays on 0300 123 3444 selecting option 1 & 3 for Children’s services.
Health visiting 0-5 years
Please complete on-line referral form or contact the H/V duty line on 0300 123 3444 selecting option 1 & 3 for Children’s services.
Can you help us talk to young people confidentially?
On occasions we may ask to speak with child/young person or to assess their needs via a virtual contact whilst the child is in school. We use an NHS secure system to do this called Accurx. To facilitate we request the school provides a room that enables a confidential conversation or assessment and a computer. Younger pupils will need to be accompanied and if we are assessing a child we will require a school staff member to facilitate the assessment for the child. We will set up the conference at a mutually agreeable time and provide a simple link for school to use. For older pupils we may request that a school staff member is not present so that the young person can speak easily about their issues.
IT Poverty. Can you help?
Sometimes we find that families do not have access to any IT and they may need school to help make contact. Providing the IT and a confidential room for us would be very helpful and ensure our most vulnerable families are not deprived.
Please help us facilitate our IT systems in your school
We have found in the past that the schools IT fire walls are very robust and often don’t allow an education/NHS interface. We do hope your school IT manager will be able to facilitate the systems described at the start of the school year so that we do not fall behind early on with our joint working
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