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health visitor

n
(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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And now parents can show just how much they mean to them by making a nomination for the North East Health Visitors Awards.
The challenges I face on a day-today basis and being able to work closely with student nurses and student health visitors.
But Sure Start needs to work better, in particular to become more health-led, which is why we have proposed to refocus the money currently set aside for 'outreach workers' to provide an additional 4,200 properly trained health visitors to give parents better support in the crucial early years of their child's life.
MORE than 5000 protest letters were delivered yesterday to a health board planning to remove health visitors from GPs' surgeries.
Detective Inspector Mike Jones said health visitors would be known to families and would not arrive unannounced.
Babywalkers should be banned because they delay walking and can cause injuries to young children, according to health visitors questioned as part of a study published yesterday.
NURSES and health visitors in Cardiff claim they are out of pocket by pounds 700 a year for using their cars to visit patients.
Recent socio-political influences affecting health visiting (DH, 2011) as well as recommendations from reports such as Laming (2009) have suggested health visitors require good support to fulfil their role.
HEALTH visitors are to set play an increasingly important role and now they have a new champion.
COVENTRY only has a third of the health visitors it needs to meet government recommendations.
EXCLUSIVE by NICK OWENS DAVID Cameron has broken a promise to boost the numbers of health visitors working in the NHS, with levels now at a record LOW.

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