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


I did not see anything wrong in General Nurses taking up the health visitors role. There is nothing new to learn from health visiting if you are an experienced general nurse. The only important training in health visitijg programme is safe guarding children which I think a short course is enough for a registered nurse to cope with the work. To work as an health visitor one need to have excellent communication skills, must know about nutrition and have interest in working with children and families. The nursery nurses has taken over most of the job of health visitirs that was why they waste most of their time writing paper work and this has made them to forget most of their role as a nurse. All health visitors are nurses and any General Nurse trained can even perform more on this role than trained health visitors. Health visitors training should be cancelled and allow Registered General Nurses that have interest working with children and families take up this post. Spending a whole year going for a training of all what has been taught as general nurse is a financial waste and time. Genearal nurses working in this area should be encouraged and should be placed on the same band as the health visitors.

Posted date

5 February, 2010

Posted time

8:27 pm