They work with mothers once postpartum care is handed over from the midwives, advising on feeding, care and support to both infants and parents, providing routine child development checks and have responsibility for child protection issues. However they are also able to help people of any age who suffer from chronic illness or live with a disability. They may run health promotion schemes and anti-smoking clinics.
Qualified health visitors are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
In the moment: a health visitor and a midwife describe their experiences of working in an exemplar interprofessional service model in Warrington.
May 01, 2009; With over 690 000 live births in England and Wales in 2007, there is a clear interest in the health and wellbeing of every mother...
Coping with Cuts: More Than Three Decades after Qualifying as a Health Visitor, Cynthia Servis Retired from the Profession and Joined the NSPCC. She Speaks to Louise Naughton about Battling against Rising Caseloads and Her Work as a Helpline Counsellor Dealing with Child Protection Issues
May 01, 2013; When I meet Cynthia Servis at the NSPCC's head office in London she is visibly nervous. Hands shaking, lips quivering, she races...