Campaign against health visitor removal from practices backed

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have backed a campaign against plans to remove health visitors from Glasgow's GP practices.

The party's health spokesman, Ross Finnie MSP, said he was concerned that the proposals would compromise patient safety.

‘Over 400 GPs have contacted the health board to protest about these plans,' he said. ‘The health board cannot ignore the voices of the professionals on the frontline of patient care.'

The Glasgow and Clyde Health Board plans to make health visitors part of social work teams. But doctors complain that no other area of Scotland is pursuing similar plans, and say it will result in worse care.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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