Request to Administer Medicine
Children with medical needs have the same rights of admission to our school as other children. Most children will at some time have short-term medical needs, while other children may have longer term medical needs and may require medicines on a long-term basis to keep them well. Other children may require medicines in particular circumstances, such as children with severe allergies.
Staff at Mountnessing Cof E Primary School, are only allowed to administer medicines prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber. Medicines should always be provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include the prescriber’s instructions for administration.
Only in exceptional circumstances will the school administer medicine that is prescribed 3 times daily as normally this can be taken before school, after school and at bedtime. Medicine prescribed 4 times daily will be administered by staff in school.
We are unable to accept medicines that have been taken out of their original container or make changes to dosages on parental instructions.
We recommend that you download the form and complete at home if your child needs medicine in school. Please hand the form and the medicine to your child's class teacher or the school office.
It is your responsibility to collect it at the end of the day.