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Saturday 23 September 2017
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Derby Health Visiting Services

What does the Health Visiting Team do?

Health visitors are registered nurses and midwives who have completed specialist training in public health for children, young people and families. The Health Visiting Team also consists of Nursery Nurses and children’s practitioners, providing specialist knowledge of behaviour and development and other aspects of the healthy child programme. Health visitors, along with school nurses, are responsible for delivering public health programmes and for helping to improve the health of all parents, children and young people.

In particular, health visitors lead on the Healthy Child Programme, a government programme developed to improve the health and well-being of children under the age of five. The Healthy Child Programme is a series of reviews, screening tests, vaccinations and information to support parents and help them give their child the best chance of staying healthy and well.