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School nurse sounds alarm over planned cuts to Hampshire nursing services

Selena Brash, a clinical team lead with the East Hampshire school nursing team, has spoken out about the controversial plans to cut back public health nursing services in Hampshire.

Ms Brash, in response to the Hampshire County Council plans to save £6.8m from its public health budget, started a petition earlier in the summer calling for increased funding “to protect the provision of school nurses”, warning that cuts to to public health school nursing services would “result in a detrimental effect on children and young people’s health and wellbeing, with lifelong consequences”.

“If the cuts go ahead, then this could set a precedent for other local authorities to follow suit, meaning there would be a massive impact on the health and wellbeing of our young people and future generations,” Ms Brash told Nursing Times. 

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Source: Nursing Times


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