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:
Department of Health
Health Education England (HEE)
Institute of Health Visiting
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