School Nurses

The nurses at Cann Bridge are employed by Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and are part of the Community Nursing Team. They are on site at the school during school hours.

Families are able to contact the nurses for advice and support

School nurses

Mary Lacey-Nichol
01752 207909
Mon and Tues

Karen West
01752 207909
Wed Thur and Fri

The nurses are supported by Tracey Rees Nursery nurse also from the CCN team.

Out of term time the Children’s Community Team can be contacted at Plymouth Child Development Centre : 01752 439428

Hello we are Mary and Karen, we are both registered nurses and have been based at Cann Bridge School since 2017 as part of the Children’s Community Nursing Team. We are here to work alongside school staff to enable children and young people to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of school activity.

We provide support and training on areas such as:

Medication administration

  • Gastrostomy feeding
  • Epilepsy / emergency medication
  • Diabetic care / insulin administration
  • Asthma / inhaler administration
  • Oxygen and suction
  • Allergies / anaphylaxis / auto injectors
  • Education on specific medical conditions and any other need

We write EHCP health reports and attend child protection meetings if we are involved with the child.

We are happy at any time to discuss your child medical needs and work in partnership with you.

To do this we liaise with outside agencies to ensure your child has the best care. It is really helpful if when you attend medical appointments with your child you request that we are included in copies of the clinic letter, so that we can be kept up to date.

We will ask for consent prior to making any referrals to other professionals.

The nurses are part of a School Nurse Forum. The group includes our managers and other nurses employed by UHP working at Woodlands and Mill Ford in Plymouth. Through this we have on-going education, share resources and experiences to benefit our students.

Several clinics are held in school on a regular basis.

Dr Lucy Ambler
Speciality doctor in paediatrics
Generally a clinic every 4 weeks

Kerry Lynch
Wednesday mornings

Rhys Michael
1 Tuesday morning per month

Debbie Hepple

Dominic Burdon
Orthoptic clinics

HCRG Care Group
Vaccination clinics