Is it true that the budget for Public Health Nursing is being reduced?

The Public Health grant reduction means the County Council has had to reduce the funding available to the Public Health Nursing service from this April (2018). We do not anticipate any further budget reductions for 2019/2020.

We have been working with the current provider to review the service to ensure we minimise the impact of this reduction on children and families. This includes the use of better technology to support mobile working and the use of hubs.

Health visitors and school nurses will continue to deliver the same services to children and families, as well as offering opportunities for more digital interaction.