Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director iHV, commented:

“Yesterday’s announcement of the public health grant allocations to local authorities provides a welcomed end to the lengthy period of uncertainty that has hampered service development. We hope that it will be enough to cancel immediate plans for further cuts to health visitors we have heard of from Yorkshire, London and the Midlands. Children’s potential health and wellbeing will remain at stake until a making good of the cuts to Public Health budgets over the past 5 years happens. We hope this will be announced in the next spending review.”