The school age immunisation team from Vale Drive clinic will be in school to immunise all children. Parents have been sent consent forms, which should be completed and returned to the school office to ensure that your child is included in the vaccination programme.
If you decide you do not want to vaccinate your child against flu, please return the consent form giving the reason. This will help the healthcare team to plan and improve the service.
For more details about the vaccine process please visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu
INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY NHS CENTRAL LONDON COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE and has also been sent to you in hardcopy format.
“Every year in England, children in Reception and Year 6 have their height and weight measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).
The NCMP provides information to help build an understanding of national and local trends in child weight. It is important to have a good understanding of how children are growing, so that the best possible advice and support can be provided for them and their families.
The measurements will be supervised by trained school nursing staff and carried out by Central London Community Health Care Trust’s school nursing service at school in a private space away from other pupils. Children who take part will be measured fully clothed except for their coats and shoes. Routine data such as your child’s name, date of birth, NHS number, gender, address, postcode, contact telephone number and ethnicity will also be collected. For detailed information please also see the NCMP Pre-measurement School heigh ant weight measurement leaflet by visiting the weblink https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678761/NCMP_pre-measurement_School_height_and_weight_measurements.pdf
The data from all schools in the area will be gathered together and held securely by Barnet public health team and Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust. Please note that the measurements will be added to your child’s ;local health records and mat be sharesd with their GP. No individual measurements will be given to school staff or other children, and all information will be treated confidentially.
All the information collected about your child will be sent by is to NHS Digital. NHS Digital is responsible for collection date and information about health and care so that this can be used to monitor an improve the care provided to people across England.
The information collected about your child will also be shared by NHS Digital with Public Health England but in a de-personalised form only. This means Public Health England will not be able to identify your child. Public Health England is responsible for working to protect and improve the nation’s health.
Both NHS Digital and Public Health England will use the information from the NCMP to better understand numbers and trends in child’s weight and body mass index (BMI). This helps with the planning of services to support healthy lifestyles in your area. No information will ever be published by NHS Digital or Public Health England that identifies your child.
After the measurements are reported we will only send you a letter with your child’s results if they are underweight or overweight with information on healthy eating and being active. At this stage, you may be contacted by a Healthy Weight Team to offer further support. If you child’s measurement result is within healthy limits we will not be contacting you but if you have any concerns or would like to speak with a health professional you can telephone 020 8102 4737 or email: CLCHT.email@example.com
Further information about the programme, including the lawful basis under GDPR is available in the https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/828447/NCMP_2019_information_for_schools._FINAL__2___8_.pdf document. A report on last year’s NCMP results for England is also available.
Opting your child out of the programme
If you are happy for your child to be measured, you do not need to anything. If you do not want your child to take part in the programme, or you have any questions, please telephone 020 8102 4737 or email: CLCHT.firstname.lastname@example.org Children will not be made to take part in the measurement programme if they do not want to.”
Healthy Weight Nurses Team, Grahame Park Health Centre, The Concourse, Grahame Park Estate, London NW9 5XT
Tel: 020 8205 6204
Direct Line: 020 8102 4737