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Teachers say nurses in NSW schools should not replace counsellors – Sydney Morning Herald

The placement of nurses in schools has been welcomed by experts but the teachers’ union says they should not replace counsellors.

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“All our modelling shows this is worse after COVID-19, so there is the need for this.”
However, he said the move would be successful if the problems detected by the nurses in schools were then able to be referred to and managed effectively by specialists in the health system.
“You’re not looking to build a separate health system in the education system, you have to make sure the nurses are able to work as part of a health team,” Professor Hickie said.
“The burden to do this is currently on teachers…

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