health visitor


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Optimistically speaking, the advent of local authority commissioning should create a solidified workforce with colleagues in public health and community development making BCC projects appear more manageable to a health visitor who has ideas to implement, but little time to spare.
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.
If you'd like to talk to a health visitor Monday to Friday between 5pm and 8pm call 030 330 9588.
One such role is that of a health visitor who, through their important work supporting families and children, can make a difference to parents and children alike.
Midwives will continue to provide antenatal care and the earlier health visitor engagement will complement that service.
THE NHS plans to hire hundreds of health visitors from Denmark to avert a crisis.
The judges described her as "a truly exceptional newly qualified health visitor, who is working as part of a dynamic and noteworthy team".
Julia said: "Every family with children under five has a named health visitor and our role is to offer support to families during pregnancy, birth and the pre-school years.
MORE than 50 student health visitors have been recruited this year to offer more support to mums and babies in Coventry and Warwickshire.
One member of the team in Hartlepool is student health visitor Tracey Ray, 44, from Middlesbrough.
Under the project a family support health visitor and a family support worker will be available to offer advice to parents on a range of issues.
The Department of Health is staging a health visitor 'summit' in May and Unite said it was a priority that firm plans for recruitment and restoration of training budgets were laid at that meeting.
Full browser ?