Members of the CPHVA report that they do not yet feel the benefit of the increased numbers of health visitors
Ms Gilroy, who had an extensive career both as a children's nurse and a health visitor
, now supports the education of future health visitors
in her role at Northumbria.
The pilot study showed two thirds of callers who rang the service after 5pm would have accessed other health services including a GP, Walk-In Centre, 111 or A&E had a health visitor
not been on hand to help.
This was cited as very beneficial to health visitors
especially after they had been involved in a critical incident or where a case had escalated or a child had been harmed.
are to set play an increasingly important role and now they have a new champion.
Seven out of ten health visitors
believed the toddling equipment used by tens of thousands of parents across the UK should be outlawed, researchers found.
She said: "There have been very few health visitors
trained in the last five years.
SCOTS health visitor
Robyn McLuskie was named Health Visitor
of the Year for her work helping a traumatised new mum.
Dr Adams' remarks come against a backdrop of a full-time health visitor
job being lost every 27 hours, according to the NHS's own statistics, and Unite questioning the vagueness of the number of more health visitors
promised earlier this month by the government's Healthy lives, better futures.
Neighbouring Warwickshire has 75 health visitors
to care for 29,600 children - one for every 392.
BABIES are being left at risk because of a shocking shortage of health visitors
COVENTRY only has a third of the health visitors
it needs to meet government recommendations.