We had expected to see an appointment with the school nurse for mid August.
Well as it's September and the schools are back I thought I'd call to find out where the appointment letter was.
When I spoke to the school nurse she sounded defeated and apologetic. Apparently in June the work of school nurses had been put out to tender and the NHS lost the tender.
The contract has been given to a Social Enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community.