The Department of Health (DH) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have launched a programme to get thousands of qualified health visitors whose registration has lapsed back into the industry.

The drive is part of the Government's commitment to increase health visitor numbers by 50 per cent, and to provide more training opportunities to help people get qualified.

As a result, the DH has asked every strategic health authority to provide high quality, local, 'return to practice' courses to all those qualified health visitors who want to return to practice.

The course would take three to six months, with fees being paid by the government. There might also be additional financial support towards childcare, travel and books.

To see a copy of the letters that are being sent to health professionals, go to

For more information, contact NHS Careers on 0300 123 1023.
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