September 23, 2008
GPs Bid to Keep Staff
MORE than 5000 protest letters were delivered yesterday to a health board planning to remove health visitors from GPs' surgeries.
Doctors Euan Paterson and Anne Mullin handed in 5536 letters from patients to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Dr Paterson said: "Health visitors are key members of the practice team and they must remain just that."
As part of their review of nursing in the community, the board want to take health visitors out of practices and make them part of social work teams.
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