Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

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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).

Other resources

16 March 2020:  Emerade 150mcg auto injector: Patient Recall

There is guidance about the recall on 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.