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Giving medicine

Advice on administering medicines and treatment plans.

Administering medicine

  • School staff do not have a legal duty to administer medicines, but when staff do, the school must ensure that they are trained appropriately.
  • DfE guidance on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions: download (PDF)

Treatment plans

  • All students with a chronic medical condition should have a treatment plan drawn up in consultation with their family / carer and appropriate medical personnel.
  • Example Treatment Plan: download (PDF)