Health visitor numbers: silk purse or sow’s ear?BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l599 (Published 08 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l599
- Chris Tiley, general practitioner
- Lander Medical Practice, Truro TR1 2JA, UK
Hiam and Dorling critique the government’s new prevention plan.1 My colleagues and I have become concerned about difficulties accessing the support of health visitors.
A request under the Freedom of Information Act shows that in 2012 there were 76 full time equivalent health visitors in Cornwall, which rose to a peak of 117 in 2015, then fell by 29% to 83 in 2018. …