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Redeployment of health visitors has left vulnerable children at risk

Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the Covid-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey. The survey of 663 health visitors in England, conducted between 19 June and 21 July 2020, found that 41% of respondents in teams that los...
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More resource needed or we’ll ‘burn out’ and services will become more unsafe say children’s doctors

Additional resourcing of children’s health services is urgently needed as a new report highlights the daily struggle hospitals face to meet standards that provide children with high quality, safe and consistent healthcare.
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Fragmented approach to child health damaging long term health of nation, RCPCH warns

Child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government is the warning from the RCPCH as it publishes its “State of Child Health: One year on” scorecard today. The scorecards for England, Scotland and Wales describe progress against the series of recommendations made ...

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