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Supporting the agenda for health visiting and community based care

With the recent Government mandate re-iterating future skills shortages in community services, we are pleased to report that last month’s Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) open evening was well attended.  

SCPHN nurses promote public health in a variety of settings
SCPHN nursing

Dr Elizabeth Cluett, Director of Programmes for Faculty, Child and Psychosocial Health said:

“We are very pleased to have a good number of prospective students interested in training as SCPHN Nurses.

"The current climate means that the NHS is under increasing pressure ensure public health is at the core of all nursing activity and SCPHN practitioners are vital to achieving this. By training the next generation of SCPHN nurses we hope develop innovative professionals who can really make every contact count.”

Many of those attending had interests in becoming health visitors, school nurses, occupational health visitors or specialists in sexual health. This is especially encouraging for many Trusts and organisations that will need to meet future demands for more community based services.

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