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Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015

Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015

By Claire Milne

Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015Health visitor numbers peaked in October 2015 at 10,309. There were 8,244 full time equivalent health visitors in the NHS as of December 2017, the lowest number since August 2013. Numbers peaked at 10,309 in October 2015, meaning there has been a fall of more than 2,065 health visitors or 20% in just over two years”. It’s also correct that that’s a fall of more than 2,000 health visitors since October 2015. The health think tank King’s Fund has commented on recent dips in the number of nurses and health visitors combined.