Scottish Government to recruit 60 extra nurses to deliver better support for first time mums

Against the background of 10 000 baby boxes already delivered, Scotland’s stillbirth and early infant death figures falling well below rUK levels and approaching the lowest in the world, the Scandinavian ‘gold standard’, and showing itself to be unique in its ability to self-improve, NHS Scotland pushes on with another initiative to increase the number of one-to-one visits to first-time mothers at a critical time for babies surviving and thriving.

Scottish stillbirth and early infant death rates lowest in the UK and approaching lowest in the world

Celebrating 1 000 mothers having gone through the Family Nurse Partnership scheme in Dundee alone, The First Minister said:

‘We want to make Scotland the best country in the world to grow up in. A key part of that is ensuring all children, regardless of background, have the best possible start in life. The Family Nurse Partnership has helped thousands of children and first-time mums across Scotland.’

With annual costs of around £16 million, more than 4,500 young mothers have had the training since 2010. This is another example of the kind of quickly implemented pioneering initiatives the Nuffield Trust has praised NHS Scotland for and the results are there in falling stillbirth rates.

‘Scotland has a unique system of improving the quality of health care’ says the Nuffield Trust: Looking at the full report and not the Labour/BBC Scotland extracts in July



4 thoughts on “Scottish Government to recruit 60 extra nurses to deliver better support for first time mums

  1. Scott October 31, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    You are doing a great job doing all the things that the MSM should be doing that is the problem it is only we who read your articles and not the whole population.
    Like this one about Universal Credit where we had Ruth Davidson saying the 6 weeks had gone but only today on DP we had someone saying people should not have to have to wait this long,it makes me angry that no one confronts Davidson about this and shown her up about lying on live TV.
    Keep up with what you are doing as the truth will always out.


    • johnrobertson834 October 31, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks Scott. Yes they won’t tackle her.

      Hopefully my articles seep into some unionist minds. Water on stone


  2. gavin October 31, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    As Cumnock’s very own Whisky Baron, Lard Georgio Ffoulks complained——
    “They (the SNP government) are making things better, and what’s more, they are doing it deliberately”.

    Sometimes I miss the old days, when Labour poltroons bestrode the earth, and spoke in tongues.


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