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School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) is a charity dedicated to promoting excellence in practice of school nursing support to children and young people.

There are over 11.7 million children and young people aged 5-19 in the UK, making up 17.5% of the population. Promoting good health, wellbeing and resilience are vital for all our children now and for the future of society.

School nurses are registered nurses and/or midwives with additional post graduate qualification in public health. Their role is to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce inequalities and vulnerabilities. They work with individuals and communities to give children the best start in life and support them through to adulthood helping them reach their full health and wellbeing potential.

School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) receive no core funding from Government or other national bodies. We are funded through membership, donations and corporate sponsorship which helps us promote excellence in School Nursing practice and improve outcomes for all children, especially those who are most vulnerable.

  • Join 5,000+ colleagues to benefit the communities in which we work.
  • Strengthen our political base to influence government decision-making and drive policy.
  • Learn from and leverage the expertise of the esteemed SAPHNA board and committee.
  • Share and access members’ best practice.
  • Leadership from SAPHNA’s CEO.

Join thousands of public health nurses like you from across the globe.

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