The work of Health Visitor Team Leader, Andrea Johns of East Cheshire Trust, is recognised in this recently published article “A well-deserved higher profile: Health visitors are gaining greater recognition thanks to a new fellows programme” reported by Petra Kendall-Raynor, Well done Andrea!
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It is supported by NHS England, Health Education North East, Health Education North West, and Health Education Yorks and Humber.
There will be opportunities to:
- Listen and learn from national and local speakers
- Network with other professionals
- Share your good work by running a workshop, displaying a poster
Apart from being of interest to health visitors, the organisers are pleased welcome midwives, school nurses, local authority staff, managers and any other early years staff
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A letter to chief executives and directors of nursing:
- provides a reminder of the requirements already stated in the 2012/13 NHS Operating Framework
- presents a trajectory of growth in health visitor numbers to April 2015
- indicates the regional breakdown of target numbers, including planned training commissions for 2012/13 and 2013/14
- describes arrangements for delivery and assurance
- recommends preparation of documents containing local information about health visitor services – to help prepare for forthcoming changes in the way these services are commissioned
Read the letter
The Department is funding a four-year transformational programme of recruitment and retention, professional development and improved commissioning linked to public health improvement. This will secure a future health visiting service that is universal, energised and fit for long-term growth.
At the local level, health visiting teams will be able to provide parents with health and development advice, as well as help connect families to the range of health and wider community resources that supports children – giving them the best start in life.
This report outlines progress made by the health visitor implementation programme and finds that the Department of Health is on track to meet its committment to increase the number of health visitors by an extra 4,200 by April 2015.
It sets out key achievements during April to June 2012 in the areas of: professional mobilisation; growing the workforce; early implementer sites support & development programme year 2; communications and marketing; the delivery partnership group; and the school nursing programme.
A health visiting career
This guidance aims to promote understanding of the current picture, identifies areas of good practice, and suggests ways that these can be shared and enhanced. It gives an overview of the novice to expert journey and the pathway for newly qualified health visitors in their first two years. It was published for commissioners, practice educators, line managers, service leads and newly qualified health visitors, including all those who have responsibility for the skills, support and experiences of newly qualified health visitors.
: from training to practice – a guide for employers
This briefing outlines an employment model to help meet the required increase of health visitor training places. It describes the employment model, its benefits and what you need to consider if you decide to implement this approach. It aims to help provide a commitment of employment to students, increasing the confidence of undecided potential applicants to move into the profession.