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Guidance on the health visiting career published

Guidance on the health visiting career has been published today 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.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The guidance, A Health Visiting Career, promotes 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.

Read A Health Visiting Career

This guidance is timely because of the increase to the heath visitor workforce by 4,200 by April 2015, as set out in The Health Visiting Implementation Plan

Published 18 June 2012