School nurses and health visitor services cut to save £700,000

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

 
18 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 20
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