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'Health visitors must show leadership to deliver vision'


The role has been impoverished and so have the education programmes, where HV students are taught alongside wholly unrelated nursing roles on the basis that they all work in community services. First step has to be the return of the proper register, then rebuilding education that's fit for practice needs. Post basic catch up courses will be required for disadvantaged practitioners and Return to Practice for those coming back in. We can do it, but the register is essential & DH needs to wise up to SHA and trust b*llsh*it about recruitment figures and challenge them. Ringfencing funds would help prevent the extra funding being used dishonestly.

Posted date

21 October, 2011

Posted time

12:17 pm