Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives who have an additional degree or post graduate diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.
They have had specialist training in child development and health promotion and can support families to prevent illness and to promote good health.
They are able to advise about general health, infant feeding and development, behaviour difficulties, bereavement, family problems and support through difficult times.
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The health visitor offers a full programme of health checks and advice for children up to school age. Children are offered an appointment for a health and development check at the age of six weeks, this is carried out by one of the doctors. The health visitor carries out a checks at nine months and two and a half years. They also hold baby clinics throughout the week.
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