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Health Visitors and School Nurses: Home

Health Visitors and School Nursing mentors

Here you will find information that will support you as a Health Visitor or School Nurse supporting our students in practice.

To assist you we have collated a number of links to a wealth of information available. We additionally have a repository of useful documents and reading that we can share with you directly.

We also have a repository for all the information from our CPT study days.

***Did you know the NMC have a revised code effective as of 31st March 2015, find out more on the NMC website***

The following links are to resources that will support you in promoting contemporary health visiting practice:

BNF online

Department of Health

Health Education England (HEE)

Institute of Health Visiting

NHS England

NMC(2004) Proficiencies for SCPHN

NMC (2008) The Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Public Health England

Queens Nursing Institute

The Nuffield Trust

The Nursing Research Unit (Kings College London)

The Kings Fund


The Lullaby Trust (Previously the FSIDS)

The majority of these organisations have email alerts where you can register to be sent monthly emails about recent publications. This is especially important and useful for the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust.

Suggested sites for keeping up to date with current health and social care policy and health visiting policy:

DH (2011) The Health Visitor Implementation Plan

The Queens Nursing Institute (becoming a Queen’s Nurse

Institute of Health Visiting (2013)Preceptorship Charter

Other useful resources:

British Journal of Community Nursing

DH (2013) Safer Communication Guidelines

Journal of Health Visiting

Netmums and The Boots Family Trust, Institute of Health Visiting et al (2013) Perinatal Mental Health Experiences of Women and Health Care Professionals, London. The Institute of Health Visiting.

NSPCC: Mental health research report: Hogg S (2013) Prevention In Mind

Nursing Research Unit

Offstead (2010) Learning lessons from serious case reviews: interim report 2009-10

PAN London Child Protection Guidelines