Health visitor workforce hub

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This online resource has been developed for employers and managers in the NHS with a responsibility for the delivery of the Government's Health visitor implementation plan 2011-2015: a call to action. Our hub contains information, advice and guidance designed to help you to grow, develop and retain an effective, community focused workforce. 

Although the Call to action ended early in 2015, the principles behind the advice in these pages about good employment practice can still be applied within the health visitor workforce, and more widely across the NHS.

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Health Visiting - what you need to know

Find out about the policy context within which health visiting (HV) services are working.


How we can help you

Find out about the workforce support, advice and guidance we provided to NHS HV service providers over the life of the Call to Action.

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Managing the health visiting workforce in a time of transition

Find out how managers in our network intend on supporting their health visitors through a period of change.

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Recruit a great health visitor workforce

The Government's Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011 - 2015, calls on the NHS to train, recruit, retain and develop the health visiting service between 2011 and 2015.  We are supporting employers to do this. Find out how we can help you to recruit a great HV workforce.

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Retain and improve your health visiting workforce

Here you will find a host of useful information and guidance to help you to develop effective retention strategies and invest in your workforce.

Related News

Viv Bennett thanks those implementing the Health Visitor Call to Action

The Director of Nursing for England, Viv Bennett has has published an open letter thanking the profession, partners and parents for their support in delivering the Government's Health Visitor Implementation Plan.

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New CPD learning materials published for health visitors

The Institute for Health Visiting has developed new resources to support health visitors CPD. Find out more and access the materials.

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