Underinvestment affects school nurses
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Underinvestment affects school nurses

Sharon White Chief executive, School and Public Health Nurses Association

Disinvestment and rising demand leaves nurse practitioners distressed about their inability to protect children

School nurses’ role in safeguarding and child protection is critical, yet the workforce is in dire need of reinvestment to help us support those children most in need. As postgraduate specialist community public health nurses, we are experts who provide valuable, confidential services to children, young people and families. Our input can be life-saving.

Primary Health Care. 32, 4, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/phc.32.4.12.s4

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