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health visitor

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(Medicine) (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 and to disabled people and elderly people
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Health visitors are then left to look for a simpler option to meet CQUIN targets, to build the capacity of their professional colleagues rather than that of the families within their caseload community.
Vicky Gilroy, a lecturer at Northumbria University, is one of 150 outstanding health visitors to receive a fellowship of the Institute of Health Visiting.
Health visitors from Locala will be on the lines to support and advise families on a variety of issues including crying, feeding, teething and can even arrange for their own health visitors to contact them the next day.
Newly qualified health visitors found this aspect of the role more difficult to undertake, especially if their decisions ran at a tangent to other agencies.
She said: "There are very few health visitors who are Queen's Nurses.
She called for health visitors to discuss the use of walkers earlier with parents and to be given greater information on walker related injuries.
Mrs Charlton said new techniques were being developed in Birmingham to tackle the shortage of health visitors.
Robyn, 45, was chosen from a shortlist of six health visitors, from all over the UK and collected her award from TV star and ex-Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies in London yesterday.
We need to be very careful that a raft of new, but less qualified, health and childcare staff are not created to do a job which health visitors have the education and the experience to do properly, if only their service was adequately invested in.
There are nearly 22,000 children aged under five in Coventry but only 29 health visitors, making it one of the five worst-staffed areas in the country.
Maggie Fisher, 54, from Whitchurch, Hants, said: "I know of health visitors still working in the NHS who have caseloads of more than 800 children.
We do not have enough health visitors to meet the needs of all of our families with young children.

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