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The pace of change in health visiting over the past few years has been hectic, traumatic at times and stressful, but have the rewards promised been delivered? Health visitors welcomed standards and national recognition but the next phase is not certain at all. We, as with our School nurse colleagues transferred to Local Authority Commissioning this year. We have worked hard to ensure commissioners were ready for us and know what we do, how we respond to populations and need. Lots of good standards have been written down but sadly this is where I fear the wheels fall off.  Government cuts […]
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The progress made to boosting the health visiting profession in recent years is, once more, in jeopardy, so much so that 11 organisations, including Unite, wrote to The Times  calling on ‘the government to secure funding for health visiting services’.   The personal commitment to health visiting that was one of the few positive hallmarks of David Cameron’s premiership needs to be continued under the new government, otherwise there will be an adverse impact on families, children and the wider public health agenda.   A Unite survey of the responses of 565 health visitors in July revealed that health visiting […]
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