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A school nurse for every school report

A School Nurse in Every School: Sector Leaders call for Action’   20 March 2024

The report is based on a round table meeting of nursing leaders, charities, and government on 15th December 2023. The round table was a joint initiative by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), the College of Medicine, and the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA), funding was provided by Sanofi. The report calls for action to address the steep decline in the number of school nurses in England. The report brings together evidence and insights about the decline in school nurse numbers since 2009, summarises the impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and offers a range of solutions.

The round table meeting and the report were funded by Sanofi. Sanofi had no input into the subjects that were discussed.



The British Journal of Child Health provided coverage of the report and the crisis faced by school nursing steep decline in numbers and loss of expertise. British Journal of Child Health – ‘A significant loss of expertise’ – campaign to reverse ‘steep decline’ in school nurses.

A campaign for a school nurse in every school has been launched in a bid to reverse a ‘steep decline’ that has seen a 33% fall in the number of school nurses since 2009. Pete Henshaw takes a look ‘A significant loss of expertise’ – report calls for action to reverse decline in school nurses pastoral care safeguarding wellbeing child health (

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