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Referral for Health Care Plans and Health Needs Assessments

Managing referrals

The School Health and Wellbeing Service (SHWS) has reviewed the current on-line referral form and process of managing referrals for Individual Health Care Plans (IHCPs) and Health Needs Assessments and has now revised the referral form and referral process in response to feedback and comments from users.

Referral form - download and email

The new referral form is a Word document which should make it easier for colleagues to complete and retain a copy for future reference. Please:

  • download the referral form (below)
  • save it onto your computer or laptop
  • complete it
  • email it back to:

Referral Acknowledgement

You will receive an automatic response acknowledging that the referral has been received with a reference number and message that the referral will be responded to within 5 working days as an initial response/contact by the SHWS.

Triage process

A SHWS member of staff (school nurse or team leader) will undertake a review of the information to triage the referral to assess the urgency of the request and make contact with the referrer to discuss the requirements, agree a date to meet the referring school staff member and parents/child to undertake an assessment/review of the child health needs/care plan.

We accept referrals for children and young people attending schools in Tower Hamlets.

If you want to talk to the School Health & Wellbeing Service please call

0203 950 7176