Jonathan Ashworth – 2021 Comments on Health Visitors Petition

The comments made by Jonathan Ashworth, the Shadow Health Secretary, on 23 August 2021.

Children’s health and well-being should be an absolute priority for ministers, especially after these last 18 months. Health Visitors are central to making sure the health of every child matters.

Instead, health visitor numbers have been cut and ministers have dismissed the concerns of those calling for health visitors to be given the backing and resources needed.