Medication

Malvern Primary School will administer medication that is prescribed by your child’s Doctor or Hospital.  However, we cannot administer anything that is bought “over the counter”.

All medication must be brought to the school office by an adult, who will be asked to complete an “Administration of Medication” Form, giving full instructions of dosage needed etc.

Please note that:

  • We would suggest that medicines that need to be taken three times a day could be taken in the morning, after school hours and at bedtime.
  • The school will not accept medication that has been taken out of the container as originally dispensed and will not make changes to the prescribed dosage on parental instruction
  • The medication must be collected at the end of the school day by the parent/carer
  • There is no legal or contractual duty on child-care settings or school staff to administer medicine or supervise a child taking it.  This is a voluntary role.

If you need a copy of the ‘Administration of Medication Form’, please click

Please click for a copy of the Medicine Policy

 

 

MEASLES

Over the summer months, with people being out and about more, Knowsley’s Public Health team are issuing advice and guidance around measles, which is extremely infectious.

Symptoms include high fever, sore, red and watery eyes, coughing, aching and feeling generally unwell and a blotchy red / brown rash.

You can help by ensuring your children receive two MMR vaccines on time (one at the age of one and the other at aged 3 years and 4 months).  If your children have missed these vaccines, it’s not too late, so contact your GP to make an appointment to ensure your children are up-to-date.

Teenagers and young adults should also be fully vaccinated before traveling or attending festivals and other summer events.

If you have symptoms of measles, stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice.

For further information, visit www.nhs.uk (search measles).