health visitor


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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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Dr Adams said the drop in health visitor numbers had coincided with increasing need, as more families plunge into poverty due to Tory austerity.
The drop in health visitor numbers has coincided with increasing need, as more families plunge into poverty due to Tory austerity
"Now we learn there are scores of vacancies across Scotland among the health visitor workforce.
Miriam, a health visitor with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board who is based in Bethesda, said she was humbled to think the families had put her name forward for the accolade.
I have shared my research findings at; The North of England Health Visitor Celebration Event (iHV, Leeds, October 2014); with health visitor students (UCLAN, October 2014) and with other health professionals at a research presentation day (Preston, October 2014).
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.
Midwives will continue to provide antenatal care and the earlier health visitor engagement will complement that service.
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.
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