The health visitors
are connected to the school and nursery nurses and can put people in touch with organisations to help them.
My training involved working closely with an experienced health visitor
for two weeks and studying two days a week.
It is unacceptable that Labour have actually cut health visitors
by 2,000 over the past four years.
As part of their review of nursing in the community, the board want to take health visitors
out of practices and make them part of social work teams.
A BOGUS health visitor
managed to trick her way into a home and examine a baby, police said yesterday.
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.
The nurses and health visitors
now plan to lobby the National Assembly, calling for a boost in their petrol allowances and an increase in computer equipment.
If health visitors
are not supported, especially with the emotional aspects of their work, they can 'burnout'.
She said: "There are very few health visitors
who are Queen's Nurses.
We do not have enough health visitors
to meet the needs of all of our families with young children.
It flies in the face of the Prime Minister's pre-election pledge to put health visitors
at the centre of the health service.
For the North East this means around 200 more health visitors
in the next four years - and this translates into around 89 new health visitor
posts in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.