All young people resident at Starley Hall are registered with the local GP and dental services and have regular eye tests and hearing assessments as required. The mental and medical health practitioner ensures that all immunisations are up to date and that medication is reviewed and prescriptions fulfilled. The delivery of medication is audited regularly.
Our mental and medical health practitioner is a full time member of the therapeutic team at Starley Hall. The practitioner, who is also part of the management team, is responsible for monitoring and co-ordinating all medication and medical appointments, ensuring that every young person’s developmental and health needs are met. The practitioner is also the key point of liaison with all external medical, therapeutic and mental health agencies involved with the young people.
In addition to this core role, the practitioner can offer specific interventions to young people and training support to staff in the following areas: