The future of health visiting is under threat
Karen Stansfield Head of department, Education and quality, Institute of Health Visiting
A reduction in the take-up of health visitor training places could be made worse by the new apprenticeships
The take-up of health visitor training places has fallen over the past three years in many higher education institutions (HEIs). Without a viable cohort of students it will be difficult for HEIs to deliver education programmes – and once programmes are closed the likelihood of reopening them is small.
Nursing Standard. 32, 13, 29-29. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.13.29.s20