health visitor


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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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The increase in health visitor numbers over the past four years should allow BCC projects to become a priority for teams nationwide.
A NORTH university lecturer and health visitor has been honoured for her work with children and families.
The pilot study showed two thirds of callers who rang the service after 5pm would have accessed other health services including a GP, Walk-In Centre, 111 or A&E had a health visitor not been on hand to help.
Northern Ireland s Chief Nursing Officer Charlotte McArdle is backing a new recruitment campaign to encourage trained nurses and midwives with two or more years experience to consider a career as a health visitor.
FIRST-time mums in Birmingham are to receive a home visit from a health visitor six to 12 weeks before the baby's expected arrival - by March 2015.
The health visitor curriculum in Denmark is very similar to the UK's.
HEALTH visitor Sharon Lynch has been recognised for her work in the NHS.
A LIVERPOOL MP joined a health visitor on home visits to find out more about her work.
Local health chiefs said all new mums and babies were assigned a named health visitor.
The recent boost to health visitor numbers follows a recent Department of Health pledge to recruit an additional 4,200 health visitors across the NHS by 2015.
The Family Support Health Visitor Project will be available to families living in Caia Park.
The latest NHS workforce statistics, based on September 2008 figures, reveal that a full-time health visitor job is being lost every 30 hours - a slight improvement on the previous year's figure which showed that every 27 hours a health visitor post disappeared.

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