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iHV welcomes manifesto pledge to increase the number of health visitors

13th November 2019

The Institute welcomes the pledge made in the Labour Party Manifesto to increase the number of health visitors and school nurses by 4800 and hopes that the other parties’ manifestos will contain similar commitments.

Children in the UK have some of the worst outcomes when compared to the rest of Europe and similar countries across the world.  Its time for all political parties to take this seriously.  The Institute has published “Health Visiting in England: A Vision for the future” which sets out how a robust health visiting service can provide an important part of the solution for children and also help the delivery of many of the usual government targets.