But when this time period has elapsed, what of the role of health visiting
, and what of the BCC groups or projects that have been established?
To become a fellow, Karen went through a rigorous application process in which she was assessed for her contributions to health visiting
and to children, families and communities.
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.
While evidence suggests that health visiting
services may aspire to deliver across the lifespan, in reality the majority of health visitors are delivering almost exclusively in the area of child health, particularly the safeguarding of children in terms of prevention, but also actively working with vulnerable and at-risk families.
Cheryll Adams, Unite Lead Professional Officer, Strategy & Practice Development, said: 'We welcome the new GP findings in as much that it gives further evidence to our campaign to restore the UK's health visiting
service for the benefit of families and communities.
We want the factsheets to reflect the art of Health Visiting
, as well as the core requirements of each contact in context of our professional expertise, our adaptation to the needs of our children, families and communities.
I was working with the health visiting
team and that's when I got a taste for what the job was all about.
All families who have recently used their local health visiting
service can nominate their health visitor for the 'family award'.
Call for Massive Investment in Health Visiting
to Meet Government Goals
The new body will build on the work of the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
for Scotland (NBS), the Post qualification Education Board for Health Service Pharmacists (PQEB) and the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (SCPMDE), in extending its activities to cover all staff groups.
Speaking to Community Practitioner after his speech, he refused to be drawn on whether health visiting
services across the UK would face cuts, but did confirm initiatives to tackle childhood obesity and diabetes would be launched, saying it was not all about money.
MORE than 25,000 nurses work across the region's NHS caring for children and adults and specialising in areas such as midwifery, health visiting
, mental health and learning disability.