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Medication in school

Every school will abide by their drugs policy, which will clearly state at which point prescribed drugs are allowed onto the premises.

Inform your school

If pupils need to take their own medicines it is essential the school in question is informed of the situation

In general, written permission and instructions from the parent/guardian or GP, specifying the medication involved, circumstances under which it should be administered, frequency and levels of dosage should be obtained.

In most cases the school nurse will assist with the administering of medication.