Less paper work 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 on midwives, known as Korner

Health minister Stephen Ladyman announced the change last

He said: “We want to cut down the amount of time health visitors
spend pushing paper instead of working with clients and

Ladyman was speaking at the Community Practitioners and Health
Visitors Association conference in Harrogate.

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