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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what training health visitors receive to enable them to identify incipient and actual cases of ante-natal depression, post-natal depression, and other maternal mental health issues. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Health visitors are part of the nursing profession and regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Health visitors are qualified and registered nurses or midwives who have undertaken an approved training programme in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting.</p><p>The NMC has the general function of promoting high standards of education and coordinating all stages of education to ensure that health visitors are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for professional practice, including continuous professional development (CPD). The NMC set the standards of education and training for the nursing profession expected at undergraduate and postgraduate level and approve curricula set by individual higher education institutes. In so doing, they set out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that both postgraduate and undergraduate nurses must be able to demonstrate.</p><p>CPD is a term used to describe a number of different training and development activities which may be required for the purposes of professional practice in the National Health Service. The NMC requires 35 hours of CPD relevant to scope of practice in the three year period since registration was last renewed, or joining the register.</p><p>The NMC are in the process of rewriting their standards. For example, in the new pre-registration nursing standards the NMC specify that registrants must have proficiencies in identifying risk and vulnerability, in all settings and across the lifespan and would expect post-natal depression to be included in the curriculum.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL9965 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T13:50:13.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T13:50:13.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what continuous professional development health visitors are required to undertake to enable them to identify incipient and actual cases of ante-natal depression, post-natal depression, and other maternal mental health issues. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Health visitors are part of the nursing profession and regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Health visitors are qualified and registered nurses or midwives who have undertaken an approved training programme in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting.</p><p>The NMC has the general function of promoting high standards of education and coordinating all stages of education to ensure that health visitors are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for professional practice, including continuous professional development (CPD). The NMC set the standards of education and training for the nursing profession expected at undergraduate and postgraduate level and approve curricula set by individual higher education institutes. In so doing, they set out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that both postgraduate and undergraduate nurses must be able to demonstrate.</p><p>CPD is a term used to describe a number of different training and development activities which may be required for the purposes of professional practice in the National Health Service. The NMC requires 35 hours of CPD relevant to scope of practice in the three year period since registration was last renewed, or joining the register.</p><p>The NMC are in the process of rewriting their standards. For example, in the new pre-registration nursing standards the NMC specify that registrants must have proficiencies in identifying risk and vulnerability, in all settings and across the lifespan and would expect post-natal depression to be included in the curriculum.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL9964 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T13:50:13.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T13:50:13.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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4301
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to tackle the variation in the (a) quality of health visiting services and (b) delivery of the Health Child Programme among local authorities in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 277600 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants children to get the best start in life, recognising the lasting impact this has on health outcomes and life chances. The Department is working in partnership with Public Health England, the National Health Service and Local Government Association to modernise the Healthy Child Programme, with an initial focus on the first 1,001 days and early years, to improve a range of childhood outcomes including early development and school readiness. Health visitors, with other professionals, have an essential role supporting babies and their families.</p><p>The Interim People Plan, published in June, sets out the vision for people who work in the NHS to enable them to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan. Within this are specific plans for supporting community nurses, through growing pre-registration clinical placement capacity, a clear emphasis on high-quality learning experiences being provided within community settings. There is also a clear commitment to work with partners to identify how to support growth in the community workforce including district nursing, general practice nursing, health visitors and school nursing.</p><p>A Specialist Community and Public Health Nurse apprenticeship (Level 7) is currently in development. This will offer an alternative route directly into the health visiting profession. There are also nursing apprenticeship pathways currently in place to become a Registered Nurse, following which an individual has the option to choose to complete a postgraduate course to go onto qualify as a health visitor.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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277601 more like this
277602 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T10:01:36.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:01:36.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1139450
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the deficit in trained health visitors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 277601 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants children to get the best start in life, recognising the lasting impact this has on health outcomes and life chances. The Department is working in partnership with Public Health England, the National Health Service and Local Government Association to modernise the Healthy Child Programme, with an initial focus on the first 1,001 days and early years, to improve a range of childhood outcomes including early development and school readiness. Health visitors, with other professionals, have an essential role supporting babies and their families.</p><p>The Interim People Plan, published in June, sets out the vision for people who work in the NHS to enable them to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan. Within this are specific plans for supporting community nurses, through growing pre-registration clinical placement capacity, a clear emphasis on high-quality learning experiences being provided within community settings. There is also a clear commitment to work with partners to identify how to support growth in the community workforce including district nursing, general practice nursing, health visitors and school nursing.</p><p>A Specialist Community and Public Health Nurse apprenticeship (Level 7) is currently in development. This will offer an alternative route directly into the health visiting profession. There are also nursing apprenticeship pathways currently in place to become a Registered Nurse, following which an individual has the option to choose to complete a postgraduate course to go onto qualify as a health visitor.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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277600 more like this
277602 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T10:01:36.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:01:36.34Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1139451
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to measure the adequacy of the health visitor workforce to implement the Healthy Child Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 277602 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants children to get the best start in life, recognising the lasting impact this has on health outcomes and life chances. The Department is working in partnership with Public Health England, the National Health Service and Local Government Association to modernise the Healthy Child Programme, with an initial focus on the first 1,001 days and early years, to improve a range of childhood outcomes including early development and school readiness. Health visitors, with other professionals, have an essential role supporting babies and their families.</p><p>The Interim People Plan, published in June, sets out the vision for people who work in the NHS to enable them to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan. Within this are specific plans for supporting community nurses, through growing pre-registration clinical placement capacity, a clear emphasis on high-quality learning experiences being provided within community settings. There is also a clear commitment to work with partners to identify how to support growth in the community workforce including district nursing, general practice nursing, health visitors and school nursing.</p><p>A Specialist Community and Public Health Nurse apprenticeship (Level 7) is currently in development. This will offer an alternative route directly into the health visiting profession. There are also nursing apprenticeship pathways currently in place to become a Registered Nurse, following which an individual has the option to choose to complete a postgraduate course to go onto qualify as a health visitor.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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277600 more like this
277601 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T10:01:36.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:01:36.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of eligible new parents received the recommended health visitor visits at (a) 28 weeks of pregnancy, (b) between ten days and two weeks after birth, (c) between six and eight weeks after birth, (d) between nine months and one year after birth and (e) between two years and two and a half years after birth, in each region of the UK, in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 238392 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of recommended health visitor visits carried out in the United Kingdom are not available in the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The health visitor service delivery metrics currently cover the antenatal contact, new birth visit, the six-eight week review, the 12-month review and the two-two and half year review and can be viewed at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/child-and-maternal-health-statistics#health-visitor-service-delivery-metrics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/child-and-maternal-health-statistics#health-visitor-service-delivery-metrics</a></p><p> </p><p>The metrics do not indicate whether parents already have a child or are new parents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 238393 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:12:33.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:12:33.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of eligible parents of a second or subsequent child received the recommended health visitor visits at (a) 28 weeks of pregnancy, (b) between ten days and two weeks after birth, (c) between six and eight weeks after birth, (d) between nine months and one year after birth and (e) between two years and two and a half years after birth, in each region of the UK, in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 238393 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of recommended health visitor visits carried out in the United Kingdom are not available in the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The health visitor service delivery metrics currently cover the antenatal contact, new birth visit, the six-eight week review, the 12-month review and the two-two and half year review and can be viewed at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/child-and-maternal-health-statistics#health-visitor-service-delivery-metrics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/child-and-maternal-health-statistics#health-visitor-service-delivery-metrics</a></p><p> </p><p>The metrics do not indicate whether parents already have a child or are new parents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 238392 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:12:33.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:12:33.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of health visitors (a) in England, (b) regionally and (c) in each local authority area in each year since September 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics for England. These include only staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers. Some other organisations also provide health visiting services, so the data held by the Department only reflects part of the picture on overall health visitor numbers.</p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the full time equivalent (FTE) figures for health visitors for England and for each Health Education England region as at 30 September in the specified years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>8,100</p></td><td><p>7,849</p></td><td><p>7,802</p></td><td><p>7,687</p></td><td><p>8,304</p></td><td><p>9,162</p></td><td><p>10,236</p></td><td><p>9,521</p></td><td><p>8,497</p></td><td><p>7,884</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Of which</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>619</p></td><td><p>615</p></td><td><p>631</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>685</p></td><td><p>741</p></td><td><p>826</p></td><td><p>791</p></td><td><p>742</p></td><td><p>619</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>784</p></td><td><p>778</p></td><td><p>698</p></td><td><p>522</p></td><td><p>594</p></td><td><p>668</p></td><td><p>777</p></td><td><p>744</p></td><td><p>663</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kent, Surrey and Sussex</p></td><td><p>553</p></td><td><p>518</p></td><td><p>507</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>469</p></td><td><p>550</p></td><td><p>671</p></td><td><p>635</p></td><td><p>562</p></td><td><p>519</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Central and East London</p></td><td><p>384</p></td><td><p>403</p></td><td><p>389</p></td><td><p>406</p></td><td><p>433</p></td><td><p>553</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>443</p></td><td><p>427</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>501</p></td><td><p>571</p></td><td><p>596</p></td><td><p>659</p></td><td><p>673</p></td><td><p>672</p></td><td><p>422</p></td><td><p>346</p></td><td><p>166</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>1,386</p></td><td><p>1,329</p></td><td><p>1,317</p></td><td><p>1,414</p></td><td><p>1,463</p></td><td><p>1,602</p></td><td><p>1,793</p></td><td><p>1,733</p></td><td><p>1,674</p></td><td><p>1,586</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West London</p></td><td><p>298</p></td><td><p>237</p></td><td><p>237</p></td><td><p>351</p></td><td><p>425</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>511</p></td><td><p>506</p></td><td><p>498</p></td><td><p>510</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South London</p></td><td><p>444</p></td><td><p>434</p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>361</p></td><td><p>334</p></td><td><p>388</p></td><td><p>458</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>366</p></td><td><p>328</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>663</p></td><td><p>663</p></td><td><p>599</p></td><td><p>452</p></td><td><p>599</p></td><td><p>565</p></td><td><p>619</p></td><td><p>412</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>312</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames Valley</p></td><td><p>337</p></td><td><p>324</p></td><td><p>307</p></td><td><p>348</p></td><td><p>336</p></td><td><p>347</p></td><td><p>389</p></td><td><p>364</p></td><td><p>324</p></td><td><p>275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>326</p></td><td><p>308</p></td><td><p>323</p></td><td><p>360</p></td><td><p>394</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>554</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>489</p></td><td><p>446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>889</p></td><td><p>872</p></td><td><p>895</p></td><td><p>918</p></td><td><p>1,039</p></td><td><p>1,197</p></td><td><p>1,287</p></td><td><p>1,237</p></td><td><p>1,091</p></td><td><p>1,027</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire and the Humber</p></td><td><p>929</p></td><td><p>867</p></td><td><p>898</p></td><td><p>908</p></td><td><p>875</p></td><td><p>953</p></td><td><p>1,009</p></td><td><p>1,113</p></td><td><p>929</p></td><td><p>1,041</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics, NHS Digital</p><p> </p><p>NHS Digital began to collect and publish data on staff, including health visitors, in some English independent sector healthcare organisations, from September 2015. These statistics are collected biannually and published as experimental statistics. The following table shows the FTE figures of health visitors employed by Independent Healthcare Providers in England who provide valid data, as at 30 September each year since 2015 and the latest data available:</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>31 March 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>957</p></td><td><p>1,132</p></td><td><p>1,240</p></td><td><p>1,187</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Independent Healthcare Provider Workforce Statistics, England, March 2018, NHS Digital</p><p> </p><p>Information is not held centrally on number of health visitors in each local authority area.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T14:03:56.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:03:56.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Visitors remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many health visitors were employed in (a) Wirral, (b) the Liverpool City Region and (c) England in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics for England. These include only staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers. Some other organisations also provide health visiting services, so the data held by the Department only reflects a section of the overall health visitor numbers.</p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the full time equivalent (FTE) figures for health visitors for England, Liverpool City Region and Wirral as at 30 September in the specified years and the latest data available:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>31 October 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>9,162</p></td><td><p>10,236</p></td><td><p>9,521</p></td><td><p>8,497</p></td><td><p>7,884</p></td><td><p>7,845</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Of which</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Liverpool City Region</p></td><td><p>526</p></td><td><p>579</p></td><td><p>715</p></td><td><p>708</p></td><td><p>679</p></td><td><p>675</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Of which</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wirral</p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>138</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>215</p></td><td><p>210</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics, NHS Digital</p><p> </p><p>NHS Digital began to collect and publish data on staff, including health visitors, in some English independent sector healthcare organisations, from September 2015. These statistics are collected biannually and published as experimental statistics. The following table shows the FTE figures of health visitors employed by independent healthcare providers in England who provide valid data, as at 30 September each year since 2015 and the latest data available:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>31 March 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>957</p></td><td><p>1,132</p></td><td><p>1,240</p></td><td><p>1,187</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Independent Healthcare Provider Workforce Statistics, England, March 2018, NHS Digital. Trends here may partly reflect which providers NHS Digital gets data from.</p><p> </p><p>Information is not held centrally on number of health visitors in each local authority area.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T17:29:31.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:29:31.917Z
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made about the effectiveness of delivery of Early Years and Health Visiting Services since the transfer of those services from NHS to local authority commissioning; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
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Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
star this property answer text <p>Following a review led by the Department, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has confirmed that local authorities will continue to commission sexual health, school nurses and health visitors. The review found that local authorities take an active and efficient approach to commissioning services and recognised the steps that local authorities have taken to improve and modernise the services they commission. The review recommended that the National Health Service work much more closely with local authorities on public health so that commissioning is more joined-up and prevention is embedded into a wider range of health services. The Department will be seeking views in the forthcoming Prevention Green Paper about how action can be taken forward.</p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced the outcome at the Jephcott Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine on Thursday 6 June 2019.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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