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Jun

05

Monday

Where are they now? A mixed methods, two site study of retention of newly qualified health visitors following the Health Visitor Implementation Plan

12.45pm

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Staff, Students, Academics

The Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research presents this research seminar with Val Thurtle and Judy Brook of City, University of London.

Abstract

From 2011-2015 the Government invested extensive public funds in developing the health visitor workforce. This mixed methods study aimed to explore the extent to which health visitors who trained during the Health Visitor Implementation Plan in East London and the South West of England remained employed in health visiting posts. The survey data from 183 newly qualified health visitors indicated that 58% of respondents were employed by the organisation that sponsored them to undertake the health visitor programme and 87% were still in health visitor positions. Interviews with health visitors and managers explored the factors influencing retention of staff and some of the challenges of the practice environment.

About the speakers

Val Thurtle is currently Programme Director of Public Health Nursing at City, University of London. She is qualified in adult nursing and health visiting. She commenced her career undertaking an integrated programme which led to a nurse and health visiting qualification with a degree in Sociology and Social Administration. She worked as a health visitor and practice teacher in Southampton and Suffolk. She went on to do an MA in Sociology and Health Studies at Essex University and Doctorate in Healthcare at King’s College London.

Judy Brook has a background in nursing, health visiting and NHS management. She joined City, University of London in 2015 as a lecturer in health visiting and is part of the public health nursing team, supporting the education of health visitors, school nurses and district nurses, with a particular lead for health visiting. During her academic career, Judy has been involved in research in to public health workforce development. She has a particular interest in how policy is interpreted and implemented in practice and how this is supported through education.

Lunch will be provided from 12:45. The seminar will commence at 13:00.
Please accept the invitation only if you will be attending for catering purposes.

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12.45pm - 2.00pmMonday 5th June 2017

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