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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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Only 88 per cent of families received their mandatory one-year visit - and of these only 35 per cent saw a qualified health visitor.
Only 88 per cent of families received their mandatory one-year visit -- and of these only 35 per cent saw a qualified health visitor.
THE named person scheme could be hit by a rise in health visitor vacancies, it was claimed yesterday.
ANORTH Wales health visitor who gives struggling families a flying start has been handed a top award.
As a health visitor, my caseload has to take priority and although I have tried to keep my research day on the same day each week to fit in with the needs of the team, there are times where flexibility is required in order to meet the needs of clients.
A NORTH university lecturer and health visitor has been honoured for her work with children and families.
A 'dial a health visitor' service has been launched for mums and dads of children under five-years-old.
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.
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. However, senior city councillors warned that the shortfall could be denying hundreds of children the best possible start in life.

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