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health visitor

A qualified and registered nurse or midwife in the UK who is specially trained to assess the health needs of individuals, children and their families, and the wider community. They aim to promote good health and prevent illness in the community by offering practical help and advice. The role involves visiting people in their homes, particularly new parents and children under five, and working with other sections of the community. Health visitors also work in GP surgeries, health clinics, and health centres.
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But practically speaking, how do most health visitors feel about engaging in this activity as part of their everyday role?
As well as teaching students and supporting the development of future practitioners, a key part of my role to date has been working with the Institute of Health Visiting to develop a national framework for all health visitors.
If you'd like to talk to a health visitor Monday to Friday between 5pm and 8pm call 030 330 9588.
Health visitors connected support to being allowed time for training, professional development and supervision.
They have a particularly high profile at the moment because an increasing body of evidence suggests that health visitors are best placed to support early child development, promote maternal mental health, and support the formation of early attachment for children which is significant in terms of their long term health".
The research, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, was based on the experiences of 61 health visitors in the East Midlands.
Because of the lack of training of health visitors they are looking at a big gap in the work-force.
LONDON, February 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Good neighbours are no substitute for trained and experienced health visitors when it comes to child neglect cases, Unite, the largest union in the country, said today (Wednesday, 25 February).
It spends less than pounds 100 per child on health visitors - one of the eight lowest rates in the country.
Nearly half already have more than 400 children on their books, a survey by the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association found.
In 2008 David Cameron vowed the Conservatives would recruit an army of additional health visitors if they won the election.
Seven out of 10 health visitors believe babywalkers should be banned.

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