Health Visitors are registered nurses with specialist qualifications in family, child and community health. They work with individuals, families and communities to offer advice and encourage healthy living. They link with GP surgeries and liaise with other agencies such as education, social services and voluntary organisations.
Health Visitors work in teams with nurses, nursery nurses and health care assistants to offer a universal service which includes:
Health visitors also offer practical advice on issues such as weaning, immunisation, home safety, behaviour difficulties, toilet training and sleep problems.