The following organisations have provided guidance for schools with respect to adrenaline auto-injectors:
- In England, the Department of Health has published guidance on GOV.UK for schools.
- In Northern Ireland guidance has been issued jointly by the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Nursing Officer and the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer in the Department of Health.
- The Scottish Government has published “Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools” which includes guidance relating to the use of AAI in schools.
- In Wales, the Education Directorate, Welsh Government has also released local guidance.
The Department of Health has also published guidance relating to Emergency asthma inhalers for use in schools.
Official guidance relating to supporting pupils with medical needs in schools:
- Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions. Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England (Department for Education, 2014).
- Supporting Learners with Healthcare Needs (Welsh Government, 2017).
- The Administration of Medicines in Schools (Scottish Executive, 2001).
- Supporting Pupils with Medication Needs, (Department of Education, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland, 2008)