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Capital's health visitor conversion deadline extended

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London’s new local education training boards have extended the deadline for applicants considering training as a health visitor, as part of a national scheme to boost the specialty’s workforce.

The latest round of applications for courses due to start in January had been due to close on 7 October.

However, London’s regional health education boards have announced they have extended the closing date until Monday 14 October at 12 noon.

The call for nurses to train or former health visitors to retrain forms part of efforts to meet the government’s target of recruiting an extra 4,200 health visitors by 2015.

In April 2013 the responsibilities of the London Deanery passed to three boards covering all of London, which are themselves part of the new national body Health Education England.

The three boards in London are Health Education North Central and East London, Health Education North West London and Health Education South London.

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  • Good - London is far behind the other Regions in boosting the number of health visitors

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