Health visitors

The new health visiting service is about providing information and support for all new parents. Health visitors will offer a universal service to families, with more targeted and tailored support for those who need it. Ambitions plans to rejuvenate and expand the health visiting service include recruitment of an extra 4,200 health visitors by 2015.

Students starting secondary school urged to get to know their school nurse

Students starting secondary school this September are being encouraged to get to know their school nurse so they know where to go for help and advice when they need it. … Read more → – Students starting secondary school urged to get to know their school nurse

Start4Life produces updated guide to bottle feeding

Important information on bottle feeding is provided in this Start4Life booklet. It provides advice on sterilising feeding bottles and equipment, preparing infant formula feeds, and gives easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations … Read more → – Start4Life produces updated guide to bottle feeding

Equality Analysis published for the Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011-15

The Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011-15 – ‘A Call to Action’, published in February 2011, sets out how the Department of Health will work with partners to deliver this ambition. … Read more → – Equality Analysis published for the Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011-15

Maternal mental health pathway aims to provide a structured approach

New guidance provides a structured approach on common issues associated with maternal mental health and wellbeing, from pregnancy through the early months after the birth. The Maternal mental health pathway, … Read more → – Maternal mental health pathway aims to provide a structured approach

Actions set out on government commitment to health visiting

The Department of Health has today set out the actions needed to keep on track the government’s commitment to increase the number of health visitors and to maximise the potential … Read more → – Actions set out on government commitment to health visiting

Framework for health visitor teaching published

A framework that pulls together all of the information around health visitor practice teachers has been published. The framework aims to improve understanding of the role and the importance of … Read more → – Framework for health visitor teaching published

Health visitor numbers rising

The Department is on track to meet its commitment to increase the number of health visitors by an extra 4,200 by April 2015. This is thanks to the concerted support … Read more → – Health visitor numbers rising