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Health visitor return to practice framework

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

In February 2011, the Government made a firm commitment to increase the health visitor workforce by 4,200 by 2015.


This will be implemented through the Health Visiting Implementation Programme, which aims to deliver a new service vision for improving the health and well-being of children, families and communities.

Read the Health visitor return to work framework: a guide for education providers.

The focus of this framework is on return to practice (RtP) and has been produced to provide information for those considering a return to the health visitor service, and for consideration by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) delivering RtP programmes.

Published 26 August 2011