Medical Care

Heriot's has a well resourced Medical Centre, which is staffed Monday to Friday during term time by a team consisting of a full-time School Nurse, two part-time Assistant School Nurses and a Health Assistant. A male and a female partner from the Slateford Medical Practice serve as the School's  Medical Officers, attending alternately one day a week.

The School Nurses attend to incidents of injury or  illness  amongst pupils and staff on campus, and together with the School Medical Officers are responsible for the provision of health screening, medical examinations and vaccination programmes as appropriate in line with national School Health Service guidelines.  They work in close conjunction with senior management and Guidance staff with regard to pupil welfare, participate in the delivery of health related topics in the School's Citizenship programme, and support Heriot's Health Promoting School strategy.