Supporting the public health nursing workforce: employer guidance

Guidance for employers of health visitors and school nurses delivering the healthy child programme.


Public health nursing workforce: guidance for employers

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This guidance is for all employers of health visiting and school nursing teams to help support recruitment and retention of health visitors and school nurses, to sustain the quality and consistency of local services.

This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Standards for Employers of Public Health Teams in England. This document provides additional specific guidance on health visiting and school nursing services.

It has been developed by Public Health England in partnership with the Local Government Association to help employers support an effective workforce to sustain high-quality outcomes for children, young people, families, carers and local communities.

Published 9 March 2018