Some of us are concerned that health visitors and school nurses will become mini social workers – what are you doing to alleviate these fears?

We have all the social workers we need; we want a strong and effective Public Health Nursing service and are ensuring that clinical governance is in place to protect and enhance the skills and competencies of staff, alongside the legal requirement to maintain much of the Public Health Nursing service remit.

Your Devon County Council identity will be like your Virgin Care Ltd identity, evident in your name badge, lanyard, headed paper and so on, and you will introduce yourself in the same way as you always have – as a health visitor or school nurse.

Families need to know you are part of the wider NHS family, and we will explore options around how we ensure this is obvious.