Monday 23 August 2021 / 12:25 PM Health

Jonathan Ashworth comments on the Government’s response to health visitors petition

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the Government’s response to a petition to provide funding to local authorities to protect health visiting provision, said:

“Children’s health and well-being should be an absolute priority for ministers, especially after these last 18 months. Health Visitors are central to making sure the health of every child matters.

“Instead, health visitor numbers have been cut and ministers have dismissed the concerns of those calling for health visitors to be given the backing and resources needed.”