‘The Institute of Health Visiting supports the petition to keep the voice of nursing in the Department of Health.
Nursing is the largest professional health group, so to lose its voice in the Department of Health can only be counter-productive to progress in health visiting, nursing and midwifery, and in turn to the health of the population.
As an organisation we have been able to achieve so much good due the support of those in the DH nursing directorate, we hence really fear the consequences of losing the direct nursing voice in policy.
Please support this petition for a parliamentary debate to reconsider this decision.’
Dr Cheryll Adams CBE – Please sign and share on behalf of your profession and those you serve.