MANAGEMENT: Service Specifications

Successful School Health Services for Adolescents. Best Practice Review

The literature review was commissioned by CMDHB to inform future policy, programme and service development. The review identifies current best practice in providing healthcare to adolescents in the school setting. It is based on national and international literature available in 2005. It has been organised into four areas describing the important components of effective school health services.
• Wider engagement with school community
• Youth focus and participation
• Delivery of high quality comprehensive care
• Effective administrative/clinical systems and governance to support service delivery (Winnard, Denny, & Fleming, 2005) HERE

Annual Plan

This document uses the MOH Youth Health Care in Secondary Schools: A framework for continuous quality improvment (2013) as a foundation for an annual plan which could be used by all secondary schools HERE

Service Specifications

There are often significant barriers to young people accessing healthcare. These service specifications developed from the Centre For Youth Health and Youthline's Youth Development Model set out to enhance the wellbeing of young people through School Based Health Clinic services. It covers:
• objectives
• service components
• reporting
• staffing
• interdisciplinary associations to ensure quality service (Sinclair G, 2006) HERE


Reviewed February 2012
Updated June 2016

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