About the service
The immunisation team consists of registered nurses and healthcare support workers who deliver the national school age programme of immunisations in Barnsley. These programmes are mainly delivered in Barnsley schools but may also be provided at home or a clinic venue.
Why would someone choose the service?
The vaccination team deliver the schools programmes to all children schooling in Barnsley or not in education eligible for specific programmes. They make sure parents and carers and young people are well informed about vaccinations. Also, children and young people are treated with respect and kindness at all times whilst maintaining their safety when vaccinating.
Staff you may meet
- Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can be in a variety of different settings, with administrators working as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. They may also be working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.