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Health visitors in Tameside, Greater Manchester, are training volunteers at a national family support charity to help parents at risk of developing mental health problems following birth.
Health visitors have seen their relationships with general practitioners “destroyed” in recent years, as they have increasingly become based in children’s centres instead of working with local practices, nurses have warned.
Nurses have been advised to personally approach council directors of public health and local health and wellbeing boards to ensure frontline concerns are considered as cuts are implemented.
Revalidation will be a “key” tool for community nurses to regain support from managers to prescribe, following concerns some registrants are not making full use of their qualification to do so, it has been claimed.
Government details of how cuts to public health budgets are to be applied have created a “state of despair” among those working in prevention, with health visiting, school nursing and sexual health services all expected to be in the line of fire for savings.
Councils are exploring options following the transfer of 0-5 public health services
The Nursing and Midwifery Council must strengthen the way it proposes to verify registrants under its new system of competency checks in order to ensure public protection, a union has warned.
Recent increases in health visitor numbers will provide a “critical opportunity” to help boost the number of disadvantaged children attending nursery, which is currently falling behind target, according to education regulator Ofsted.
New mandatory requirements for NHS organisations in England to publish data comparing the treatment of black and minority ethnic staff with white workers are already causing some trusts “quite a bit of grief” it has been claimed.
Government plans that will make it more difficult for public sector workers to go on strike have been attacked by unions, who have claimed the changes will deny nurses and midwives their democratic voice and diminish their rights.