Less paperwork for health visitors

Health visitors will not have to measure and record the time
they spend with patients from next April.

The Department of Health is scrapping the requirement on primary
care trusts to collect the figures, known as Korner data, on health

Health minister Stephen Ladyman announced the change at the
Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association annual
conference in Harrogate last week. He said “We want to cut
down the amount of time health visitors spend pushing paper instead
of working with clients and communities.”

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