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Monday 18 March 2019
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Health visitors

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What do health visitors do?

Our award winning health visitors are qualified nurses (and midwives) who have completed specialist training in public health for children, young people and families.

Along with school nurses, they are responsible for delivering public health programmes and for helping to improve the health of all parents, children and young people in Derby.

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.

International recognition for making Derby more ‘baby friendly’

Our Health Visiting Service has been presented with Unison's prestigious Baby Friendly Initiative Award for its clear efforts in supporting local mothers to breastfeed and, by doing so, building parent-infant relationships. Learn more >> 

How can I learn more about Derbyshire Healthcare's health visitors? 

Click on the links below to find out more about the work of the trust's health visitors:

• Information for families 

• Working for us as a health visitor

• A week in the life of a health visitor