Policy paper

Second health visitor implementation progress report

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

Second quarterly progress report, setting out progress on key areas of the Health Visitor Implementation programme



The report confirms that the Department remains on track to increase the number of health visitors by an extra 4200 by April 2015.

The report includes updates on:

  • the work to support health visitor professional development
  • the progress of the second wave of early implementer sites and the health visiting communities of practice.
  • communications and the success of the marketing campaign.
  • the Department’s transition plans and how health visiting will be affected.

The provides the latest summary of progress against the Government’s commitment. Summary progress reports will be published every quarter until 2015.

Published in December 2011, the Health Visitor Implementation progress report set out progress on key areas of the programme during its first year of activity. This is a four year transformational programme linked to public health improvement. Its key aims are to improve services and health outcomes in the foundation years for children, families and local communities, through expanding and strengthening the health visiting service.