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Health Visitor or Public Health Nurse

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Health visitors or public health nurses are qualified nurses who advise people in the community on how to prevent illness and remain healthy. They do not usually give clinical nursing care.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Under the National Health Service (NHS) health visitors are paid on the Agenda for Change pay scale. The current pay scales are from April 2017. You will start on Band 6, £26,830 to £35,933 a year. Team leaders/managers are on Band 7, £32,013 to £42,205 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
75865
1.9 %
RISE
2023
77344
  United Kingdom
2018
702024
2.8 %
RISE
2023
722000

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have good judgement.

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government runs the One Year Job Guarantee (OYJG) Scheme for newly qualified nurses and midwives to help improve their chances of finding work as well as developing their skills. The positions are one-year fixed term contracts at 22.5 hours a week, set at grade 5 on the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale. For further details contact NHS Education for Scotland.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Tel: 020 7637 7181
E-mail: UKenquiries@nmc-uk.org
Website: https://www.nmc.org.uk
Twitter: @nmcnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmcuk

Royal College of Nursing Scotland
Tel: 0345 772 6100
E-mail: Scottish.Board@rcn.org.uk
Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter: @RCNScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalcollegeofnursing

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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