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13 DECEMBER 2022: UPDATE OF INFORMATION: LETTERS TO SCHOOLS AND PARENTS REGARDING SCARLET FEVER AND ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: Letter to parents 9 December 2012; Letter to Parents 12 December 2022 – Signposting to ‘Use the right services for your needs this winter”; Letter to Headteachers / Schools FAQs – Group A Strep and Scarlet Fever
General information on this page:
Here you will find a number of links to a set of documents which are statutory guidance from the Department for Education. The main document you should refer to is called ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions‘. The guidance includes templates to for liaising with parents and keeping records in relation to supporting pupils with medical conditions.
To support the government guidance documents there is a Suffolk Supporting children with medical conditions document.
These guidance documents are for:
- Governing Bodies of maintained schools (and therefore for the direction of all staff in maintained schools).
- Proprietors of academies.
- Management committees of PRUs.
- Employees supporting children with medical conditions.
Information can also be sought from your school nurse, or from relevant professionals involved in the child’s care (such as Occupational Therapists, etc).
- Public Health leaflet ‘Streptococcal infections – scarlet fever, impetigo, etc’. Includes symptoms, method if contagion, infection prevention, and treatment. Also includes important information on the complications of serious infection from scarlet fever, if children have had a recent bout of chickenpox.
- Using emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools – Department of Health and Social Care guidance.
- www.sparepensinschools.uk – a one stop resource for anyone who wants to know about anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injctor pens in schools.
- FAQ for schools – from the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
- Anaphylaxis guidance for early-years settings – from the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
- Asthma Guidance for Schools
- UPDATED – Health Protection in Schools and other childcare facilities – Public Health England practical guidance for managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.
- Keeping children safe in education – Department of Education Statutory Guidance.
- Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools – Department of Education guidance.
- Managing infectious diseases posters for schools – Public Health England.
- PHNI poster – Infection Control Action for Schools.
- Find your local health protection team in England – Get support from your local health protection team (HPT) to prevent and reduce the effect of diseases and chemical and radiation hazards.
- Emergency asthma inhalers for use in schools – Department of Health and Social Care guidance.
- TIME – guidance on managing asthma attacks in schools.
- Resources document.
16 March 2020: Emerade 150mcg auto injector: Patient Recall
There is guidance about the recall on gov.uk and the official recall from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. There is useful guidance for schools in both documents.
The recall also applies to any Emerade 150mcg devices held within schools and therefore these devices will need to be returned to pharmacies and replaced with alternatives. Also to highlight that Emerade 150 microgram pens in schools should only be returned to the pharmacy once they have a replacement device. Further advice is available within the alert.