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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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Building Community Capacity (BCC) fits intrinsically to the principles of health visiting
There is a need to invest in health visiting teams in order to make the most of these skills; and any expansion in health visiting services must be underpinned by education as well as an increase in health visiting team numbers.
The health visiting service in Gateshead is commissioned by NHS South of Tyne and Wear, working on behalf of Gateshead Primary Care Trust (PCT).
We are calling for ministers to instruct NHS trusts to implement a massive investment programme in health visiting so that government policies can come to fruition, and to restore the cuts in training budgets to guarantee the next generation of health visitors.
Health visiting is key to delivering the vision he has set out in his speech, so it is very worrying that he did not commit to health visiting moving forward.
Agnes Hare, pictured right, Clinical Lead for Health Visiting and School Nursing for South Tees NHS Foundation Trust has been an employee of the NHS for 28 years.
NHS County Durham and Darlington and NHS South of Tyne and Wear are among 20 health visiting sites chosen to fast-track the delivery of the Government's vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities.
In June claims were made by a staff member that the health visiting service had become "a lottery" due to staff shortages that were leaving vulnerable families at risk.
7 per cent) said it was not always feasible for the health visiting team in their organisation to offer all contacts as per the five mandated universal health reviews.
I have recently completed the health visiting degree course at Northumbria University.
I have two days of facility time and three days of health visiting.
I discussed the history of health visiting in the UK, its main principles and the recent changes to health visiting service provision.

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