More health visitors needed in Yorkshire

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to recruit an extra 394 health visitors in Yorkshire and the Humber by 2015.

Posters featuring health visitors working in the region have been sent out to GP surgeries and SureStart children’s centres across the region to inspire qualified nurses and midwives to join the profession.

The government wants to double the number of health visitors across the UK. David Thompson, chief nurse at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber said: “We are looking for qualified nurses and midwives who are interested in working with children and families to take up fully-funded training opportunities at a number of universities in the region.”

For more information visit www.healthvisiting.org.uk or email healthvisiting@yorksandhumber.nhs.uk.