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Health Visitors: Children

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of health visitors needed to deliver the Child Health Promotion programme. (202988)

It is the responsibility of local organisations to commission and develop services to respond to local needs, including the recruitment of health visitors. “The Operating Framework. For the NHS in England 2008-09” highlights the importance of children’s services and the need for local organisations to commission and provide the necessary services and workforce.