The future of health visiting is under threat
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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

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