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health visitor

(in Britain) a nurse employed by a district health authority to visit people in their homes and give help and advice on health and social welfare, esp to mothers of preschool children, to the handicapped, and to elderly people
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Hackney & City health visiting services is subject to procurement.
With this in mind, BCC appears to fit intrinsically within the health visiting principles of seeking out health needs and encouraging health enhancing behaviours (Council for the Education and Training of Health Visitors, 1977).
Karen Adams, who is a senior lecturer on the Public Health Nursing Practice programme (Health Visiting and School Nursing) and course leader of the Practice Teacher programme, received the honour from the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) alongside 150 health visitors in London.
This was why I decided to move into health visiting and subsequently into education.
During the process, Lynette Harland, senior lecturer in community and childhood studies and lead for health visiting at Teesside University, developed a memory aid for breastfeeding.
Most people in the UK have had their early years development supported by their local health visiting service.
Theresa Bishop, county lead for health visiting, said the increase would offer parents more vital support during pregnancy and during their child's early years.
There has been a 40 per cent reduction in health visiting training places in the UK last year which Unite has led a campaign against, not only because health visitors are highly trained health professionals at the sharp end in providing primary community based health care.
In April this year she was elected President of the United Kingdom Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, on which she had served for several years.
Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust (or TPCT) was formed on 1st April, 2002, and is responsible for delivering high quality primary and community health services directly through our district nursing and health visiting services and by developing and supporting the work of primary care contractors - GPs, pharmacists, dentists and optometrists.
The Scottish Governments Education Analytical Services wishes to commission the evaluation of the Enhanced Universal Health Visiting Pathway (EHVP) in Scotland.
CPHVA HAS BEEN TASKED BY THE MEMBERS to produce a set of factsheets on the 5 core commissioned Health Visiting contacts (England) and review and update the existing ones.
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