Regents Park Community College
Regents Park Community College is a popular comprehensive secondary school in Hampshire for pupils aged 11-16.
Supporting over 800 pupils, Regents Park Community College is a mixed comprehensive secondary school based in Southampton, Hampshire. We spoke to Paula Simmons (Student Welfare Officer) to discover their experiences of using Medical Tracker across the college.
“I can’t even choose a favourite feature, I love them all! They save so much time and have improved safety massively.” Paula Simmons.
What problems does Medical Tracker solve?
- Parents are informed every time their child visits the first aid room, even if 3-4 times in one day. Without taking significant admin hours as all done online.
- Pupil medication is tracked easily, sending information like insulin levels and dosage the child has received.
- All pupil health information and data is centralised, including parent contacts from SIMS
Medical Tracker for schools
Regents Park Community College have recently moved from paper based first aid books to using online accident reporting. Paula explains the immediate difference to staff workload and admin hours used chasing parents up for medication approval or notifying of injury. The whole injury process has been streamlined, as headteachers and other staff members can now be notified of an incident without needing to send separate emails.
Parents are kept informed about their child’s medication administration, the college has several Diabetic pupils. Parents are automatically informed when they have taken their insulin with the first aiders, logging their levels and dosage given.
Paula explains there can be repeat visitors to the first aid rooms throughout the school day, aiming to inform parents every time their child requires medical administration (or to even log the frequency of attendance). Reducing the admin task of manually finding the numbers on SIMS and contacting the parent each time, this is done automatically through email notification.
What impact has Medical Tracker had on first aid provision?
- Saved school staff significant time costs by automating parent notifications.
- Improved visibility on pupil injury frequency.
- Made creating first aid reports simple and quick.
At A Glance
- Manually writing out first aid incidents.
- Time consuming process to create reports using SIMS due to paper-based data.
- Using SIMS to find parent contact information, impractical when away from the office.
Medical Tracker solutions
- Parents are automatically informed of every visit (even if several times in one day).
- Top first aid visitors are easily tracked.
- Accidents and incidents are logged online with ease.
10/10! I have already recommended Medical Tracker to any school in my network as it is just fantastic. Parents love it and we can’t wait to start using all the features. The training was really simple and the customer support are quick and helpful!
Welfare Officer - Regents Park Community College.
It helps me with our site manager and look at health and safety improvements. For example, In technology, the bulk of our injuries were eye injuries and it was through not wearing safety goggles. So we were able to locate what health and safety issues are happening in departments.
School Nurse, Kennet School
Parents receive instant notifications when incidents or medication administration are recorded. A full communication audit trail is saved. This helps parents feel that their child is well looked after at school- great for Ofsted!
Bursar,Bugbrooke Community Primary School
It's a really simple solution to a complex problem. I can't think why no one has come up with it before now. It’s also easy to get support and the system is being developed all the time.