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The following guide and printable resources have been produced to assist you with your CPD:

Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting


Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting - Guide

The Lifelong Learning guide, first published in January 2015, has been updated to align closely with the CPD requirements within the NMC Revalidation process. This contains tools and resources to support you planning, completing and recording your development activity.


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Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting



Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting - Templates

These printable resources have been produced to assist you with recording your life long learning.


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Self assessment tool



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Personal Development Plan



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CPD Learning Record



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Kolb reflective narrative



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Gibbs model of reflection



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Brookfield model of reflection



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Driscoll model of reflection.


Maintaining and developing prescribing practice


Maintaining and developing prescribing practice

The need for health visitors to maintain and develop their prescribing practice remains crucial if we are going to support the delivery of the High Impact Areas for Early Years (DH, 2014). Data from a national survey reveals a picture of decline in prescribing practice. Nearly 95% of respondents were practitioners holding the NMC recordable qualification of Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber, yet only 65% reported themselves as actively using the qualification in practice.

Health visitors need to re-engage with prescribing and its position within the health visiting role, to recognise the potential for prescribing to reduce health inequalities and to be re-acquainted with the value of the prescribing practice as being more than just simply writing prescriptions. The directory lists a number of resources and opportunities for personalised CPD to support this area. We have also produced a Prescribing resource as a aide memoir for practice and hope to develop a CPD resource to support quality updates for health visitors.


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Maintaining and developing prescribing practice


Developing Compassionate Resilience


iHV Resilience Decision Tree: Maintaining and building resilience in Health Visiting

The iHV resilience decision tree helps health visitors to build their own emotional health and stay resilient in what are often challenging and complex work environments. Click your way through the tree to find the answers you need.

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iHV Resilience Decision Tree: Maintaining and building resilience in Health Visiting



Developing compassionate resilience

This factsheet provides the latest evidence to support developing your resilience.


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Developing compassionate resilience


Supporting Health Visitors and Fostering Resilience: Literature Review


Supporting Health Visitors and Fostering Resilience: Literature Review

This review highlights some key questions about approaches to the support of health visitors that will foster their resilience and help retain them within the workforce to deliver compassionate care in health visiting practice.


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Supporting Health Visitors and Fostering Resilience: Literature Review