Developing a computerised caseload database
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Health visitors are employed to promote actively the health of the community. This role frequently involves visits to clients, to assess their individual health needs and to promote good health practice. Angela Pogmore describes how caseload data within what is now the Central Nottinghamshire Healthcare (NHS) Trust was placed on a computer database as an alternative to the existing paper system, in order to develop a tool for health visitors rapidly to identify at-risk groups and optimise the use of existing resources through improved targeting.