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#TurnOffTheTaps – Dying for Investment

27th September 2021

Today, as part of our ongoing #TurnOffTheTaps campaign calling on the Government for investment into health visiting, we are delighted to publish a blog by Alison Leary, Professor and Chair of Healthcare & Workforce Modelling at London Southbank University.

Alison is the leading national expert in healthcare workforce modelling. Her blog makes the case for health visiting as a ‘safety critical’ workforce and sets out clear rationale to challenge current misguided thinking that health visitors can be replaced by unregulated practitioners who are not part of the health workforce.

Alison also clearly sets out the added value of having an infrastructure of support for families planned and delivered by highly skilled Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. Alison’s blog provides a stark reminder to policy makers of the current catastrophic harm caused to babies and young children through poorly thought out policy decisions driven by short-sighted efforts to save money in the short term.


Calling all health visitors: We invite you to find your inner warrior and share your stories on social media. How have you made a difference to babies, children and families? Support the #TurnOffTheTaps campaign and raise the profile of health visiting so every baby can get the best start in life. Together we are stronger. #InvestInHealthVisiting

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