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A community practitioner from Argyle in Scotland has been named the “universal health visitor of the year” at an awards ceremony.
A placement walkout tomorrow by student nurses over the planned removal of bursaries will help show the true contribution they make to patient care and how they “fill in the gaps” and “hold the NHS together”, according to its organisers.
Two Cambridgeshire hospital trusts have said they will consider their “potential organisational form”, as part of a review of how they could work more closely together.
A major cross-party report out today highlighting the importance of children’s early years development should serve as a warning to the government about the problems being stored up as a result of its “financial disdain” for public health, Unite has said.
Councillors at a local authority in north London have overturned proposals to potentially remove its entire health visiting budget by 2018, following a meeting on Thursday night.
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.