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Using general nurses to fill health visitor gaps puts children at risk


I do not agree with the above. This a dilemma for nursing been an all female profession. The cuts in nursing had always been a gender issue. Likewise where were the leaders in health visiting when things began going pear shape. I realised colleagues do not like rocking the boat and if you do you are the scape goat. Look at Claire Short (MP) and how she was cut off from speaking about her fundamental beliefs about the war, this is no different in nursing or health visiting. Unless we have appropriately trained leaders in health visiting or nursing who are ready to put their fundamental beliefs forward like Florence Nightingalewe can not go far. I think health visitors should start thinking outside the box. Things are not going to go back to the bread and butter health visiting days perharps health visitors should break out as a social entrepreneur themselves as oppossed to been an emploeee just like GP contaractors who safeguard themselves and did not sign up to be NHS emploeees their leaders had insights and forsights in those era and did not go with the crowd.

Posted date

5 February, 2010

Posted time

9:32 am