Tagged: health visiting

Health visiting: delivering an even better service for children, families and communities

Effective local partnerships are at the heart of efforts to transform provision and access to high quality health visiting services throughout England This is the aim and belief of the NHS Alliance (NHSA) and a key theme of this year’s … Read more → – Health visiting: delivering an even better service for children, families and communities

Practice teacher framework brings strength and clarity to health visiting workforce

For the first time, the Department of Health is providing a national framework for health visitor teaching in practice First announced in July of this year, the framework seeks to improve understanding of the practice teacher role and its importance … Read more → – Practice teacher framework brings strength and clarity to health visiting workforce

Two year career path plays to health visitors’ strengths

The challenge is formidable but exciting. The aim of the Health Visiting Implementation Plan is to increase the health visitor workforce from its current level of around 8,000 to nearly 12,300 by April 2015.  Great news for the profession and … Read more → – Two year career path plays to health visitors’ strengths

One year on: Early Implementer Sites showcase innovation success

Twenty-six Early Implementer Sites (EISs) from the Health Visiting Programme proudly presented their achievements to an audience of stakeholders, ministers and trade media last month. Marking the first year roll out of the new service vision, the event featured NHS … Read more → – One year on: Early Implementer Sites showcase innovation success

NHS pledges more support for women with postnatal depression

Women who have postnatal depression or who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby will get more support from the NHS, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has pledged today. The extra 4,200 health visitors – who provide … Read more → – NHS pledges more support for women with postnatal depression