School nurses and health visitor services cut to save £700,000
Cumbria's school nurse and health visitor services could be slashed as part of a radical plan to cut children's public health spending by more than £700,000.
One former public health director says that if the proposals are approved by Cumbria County Council it would be a “disaster” and send out a message that children in this county are not a priority.
Concerns have also been raised that the cuts would make the Success Regime's wider NHS plan - to focus on community healthcare and prevent illness - even less likely to succeed.
There are currently 11 full-time equivalent school nurses... read more