Reasons to become a health visitor
Every day is different
From home visits to families, running support groups for parents, and working in collaboration with a range of children’s agencies and professionals.
Taking the lead
You will play a fundamental role in the development of the Healthy Child Programme, preventing social exclusion and deprivation, reducing inequalities and tackling key health priorities such as obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse.
This is a job that requires high levels of skill, judgement, initiative, professional knowledge and leadership. There are many opportunities to progress in this valued, interesting and diverse public health career. Salaries range from Agenda for Change bands 6 to 8.
Become a lead practitioner
If you are interested in children and families and want to make a difference in people’s lives then health visiting is the career for you.