SNP Effect: Twice as many health visitors, half the stillbirths

From a Labour Party freedom of information request, reported in the Guardian today: Health visitors look after health and development from birth until the age of five. Last year, there were 6,931 full-time equivalent health visitors in England, a drop of 3,378 since the peak of 10,309 in October 2015,¬†figures from Labour showed. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/04/fears-for-mothers-and-babies-covid-19-health-visitor-crisis-mental-health-breastfeeding-england From NHS Scotland in 2019 (latest figures): At 31 March 2019 the headcount of qualified health visitors was 1,865, 7.4% higher than a year previously. The WTE of these staff had also increased by 7.0% in this period to 1,623.8. Based on the aforementioned estimates, this … Continue reading SNP Effect: Twice as many health visitors, half the stillbirths

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