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.
Why a professional should choose the service
The team has achieved some of the highest rates regionally for its 2016-17 adolescent and flu programmes. This is due to the dedication of a team determined to protect children, young people and families and communities against preventable diseases. Our flexible service provides delivery in schools, at local community clinic bases and in the home when appropriate.
All team members are fully trained to meet national competency framework requirements.
The team has established a working relationship with our local screening and immunisation lead with regular attendance and contribution at local and regional steering groups, operational groups and programme boards. Team members have developed specific links with individual schools. This has resulted in increased awareness, acceptance and promotion of the programmes among head teachers and other school staff.
We offer a vaccination status check and signpost to other services if not eligible for school programmes.
To protect individuals, families and communities against preventable diseases by making sure there is high vaccination coverage.
Referrals also accepted from:
Referrals accepted from all parents/carers and professionals who can contact the team to check eligibility. No formal referral form required.
All children schooling in Barnsley
Children and young people not in education living within Barnsley