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Health visiting

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Health visiting is a growing profession with 4,200 being recruited between now and 2015. They are qualified and registered nurses or midwives who undertake further (post-registration) training.

Health visitors are a crucial part of the healthcare team. Their aim is to improve the health of families and children in the crucial first few years of life. Working in the community, they prevent illness and promote health and wellbeing.

It is a diverse, satisfying and challenging role that involves bonding with families over time. It suits nurses and midwives with an interest in health promotion, public health and working in the community.

Health visitors are best placed to help families and young children. In fact, a growing body of evidence underlines the importance of the role in the first few years of a person’s life.

Read more about what they do and the training and entry requirements.

If you are already a qualified nurse, midwife or health visitor looking for a course, take a look at our course finder for one near you.

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