a registered nurse who is specially trained to assess the health needs of individuals, families and communities and aims to promote mental and physical health in the community by offering practical help and advice
Health visitors are registered nurses who have undertaken further training to provide health education and preventative care for children less than five years old. Some may also specialise in school health and preventative care of the elderly.
a health visitor is a nurse who has been specially trained to go out into the local community and educate people about their health. They run many clinics, such as those for babies, mothers, children and diabetics. They may visit you in your house to make sure you are healthy, or to bring you information about your health.
Someone who specialises in the care of babies and young children at home. They are based at your GPs surgery and can offer advice, training and a sympathetic ear. They can also help you arrange to get a whole range of other services that might be needed.
Health visitors are UK registered nurses or midwives who have undertaken further training to work as part of the primary health care team. As their name suggests, their role is to promote mental, physical and social well-being in the community by giving advice and support to families in all age groups. Limited resources and staff within the NHS have traditionally meant that their work has been focused on childhood development, but the scope to expand their roles is slowly improving.