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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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STARTING a family can be a daunting time but Teesside's health visitors are always on hand to offer support.
SEVEN YEARS OF SERVICE Jacqui Smith, health visitor and community practice teacher
Unlike the Government's 'outreach workers', health visitors are highly qualified with evidence showing that when parents receive more visits from health visitors, their children are more like to be healthy, do well at school, find better jobs and stay clear of crime.
It was only when the mother spoke to her own health visitor days after the incident on Monday that she discovered the caller was not genuine.
The research, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, was based on the experiences of 61 health visitors in the East Midlands.
To examine the experiences of health visitors who work in child protection and safeguarding.
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".
In 2008 David Cameron vowed the Conservatives would recruit an army of additional health visitors if they won the election.
We're going to increase the number of health visitors by 4,200 - that's a more than 50 per cent increase.
NHS North of Tyne is working with the North East Strategic Health Authority along with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on plans to train and recruit new health visitors so that they will be in post by 2015.
Public Health minister Anne Milton is increasing health visitors across the country by 50 per cent by 2015.
The Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association recommends health visitors should have a caseload of no more than 250 children.

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