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Reasons to become a health visitor

Every day is different

From home visits to families, running support groups for parents, and working in collaboration with a range of children’s agencies and professionals.

Taking the lead

You will play a fundamental role in the development of the Healthy Child Programme, preventing social exclusion and deprivation, reducing inequalities and tackling key health priorities such as obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse.

High flyers

This is a job that requires high levels of skill, judgement, initiative, professional knowledge and leadership. There are many opportunities to progress in this valued, interesting and diverse public health career. Salaries range from Agenda for Change bands 6 to 8.

Become a lead practitioner

If you are interested in children and families and want to make a difference in people’s lives then health visiting is the career for you.


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