MEDICAL OFFICERS OF
SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

Professionals providing healthcare for
children and young people in schools.

News from MOSA


07 April 2019

Additional guidance on supporting transgender pupils

By kind permission of Bryanston School, an additional administrative guideline about supporting transgender pupils has just been added to the guideline section and is available in the members' area. It should be read in conjunction with the MOSApedia article by Dr. Rene Skule about transgender guidance.


24 February 2019

Transgender Guidance

Transgender issues are very much in the news recently and as healthcare professionals in schools, we are increasingly likely to be confronted with these.

Council member, Dr. Rene Skule, has written a scholarly, comprehensive and very informative  article on the subject which can be found in "MOSApedia" in the members' area.


23 February 2019

Administration of Medicine Guideline - interim amendment

On 28th January 2019, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) withdrew its Standards for Medicines Management citing that providing this type of clinical practice guidance was not within its remit as a regulator.

Currently, this has resulted in school nurses being UNABLE to legally issue Pharmacy, or P, medication under a homely remedy protocol. MOSA is working with the RCN to try and remedy this anomaly and in the meantime an interim amendment has been made to the Administration of Medicine guideline in the members' section.

 


23 February 2019

MOSA Summer Meeting

This year's Annual Summer Meeting will be held on Saturday 4th May 2019 at Cheltenham College courtesy of the school MO , Dr. Jim Ropner.

The programme will include drug related isues in adolescence, child and adolescent psychotherapy, "Caring for the carer" and reflecting on our individual roles, and small group discussions around hot topics.

Booking details will be available shortly.


22 January 2019

Health Centre Management

Any members searching for information about running a school health centre from an administrative point of view are encouraged to look at "Health Centre Management" within the members' area of this website. There they will find a number of very useful documents put together by Council members Bev Gilbert of Wellington College and Liz Carey who have also offered to answer any member's individual questions.


01 July 2017

MOSA is tweeting

MOSA now has its own Twitter account - @MOSA_UK

So go to twitter.com and log-in or open an account - and start tweeting!


01 September 2016

Latest Guidelines, Subscriptions and Membership Fees

In the members' section are the latest guidelines - administrative and clinical - latest pupil rates and the updated MOSA membership fees.

Login to the members' area.