RCN Welcomes Child Health Strategy, UK

February 17, 2009 at 8:00 am Leave a comment


Responding to the Government’s Healthy lives: Brighter futures: The strategy for children and young people’s health, Janet Davies, Executive Director of Nursing and Service Delivery at the Royal College of Nursing said:



“We’re pleased to see that the Government has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling the postcode lottery of children and young people’s care in England. The additional funding announced today for children with disabilities and palliative care needs will go some way to enable care and support at home. Children have the right to expect to be cared for at home when they don’t need to be admitted to hospital. The RCN has been calling for an expansion in the number of community children’s nurses to reduce the radical variations in services that exist across the country.





“We also welcome the recognition of the role of school nurses and health visitors in improving the health of children and young people and plans of expanding Family Nurse Partnerships are a step forward in providing support the most vulnerable young mothers and their children. We look forward to working with the Government to address workforce issues and other implications of the strategy”



Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world. The RCN promotes the interest of nurses and patients on a wide range of issues and helps shape healthcare policy by working closely with the UK Government and other national and international institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.



Royal College of Nursing

[Via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com]

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