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NHS recruits 4,000 extra health visitors to check depression

Posted by admin | On: May 17 2012

NThis is part of the plan to check postnatal depression from new mothers. These visitors will be trained to spot the symptoms from mothers that have still birth, death birth or miscarriage.

4,200 new experts would work with the midwives to supply joint care for new parents said Andrew Lansley health secretary. The will be given a lot of training giving them tips to identify mother that need emotional help.

This year as a part of friends and family test patients will be asked to rate the NHS for care. But this service will be rated by parents to find out how they feel about the care they have been given.

Also if the parents need more help the government would give them a service with psychological and taking therapies.

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