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Refocused school nurse role: early adopter evaluation summary

Published: 27 Jul 2017

Summary report of an evaluation in two early adopter sites (Dumfries and Galloway and Perth and Kinross) for a refocused school nursing role.

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Refocused school nurse role: early adopter evaluation summary
4. Setting

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4. Setting

Table 1: Demographic Factors for two Early Adopter Sites

Total Population Area Population of main town Primary Schools Secondary Schools
Dumfries and Galloway 149,670 6426 km 2 38,900 99 16
Perth and Kinross 149,930 5286 km 2 44,820 69 11

In terms of the proportion of their populations that are in the most deprived 20% ( SIMD quintile 1), Dumfries and Galloway is ranked 19 th and Perth and Kinross 24 th out of the 32 local councils. In other words both areas have lower populations of SIMD 1 (most deprived) and higher of SIMD 5 (least deprived) than many other areas and this should be borne in mind when interpreting the findings.

At the time of interviews the composition of the School Nurse Teams in the two areas was as follows. However staffing has fluctuated during the course of the pilot:

Table 2: Staffing

Role/Band Dumfries and Galloway Perth and Kinross
Manager 3 3
Band 6 9 (4 with SPQ; 1 with PHN) 11 (1 with SPQ)
Band 5 3 0
Band 4 4 0
Band 3 1 5


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