NHS Tayside has embarked on a significant programme of expansion and strengthening of health visiting services. It is really important that our staff have the latest knowledge and skills and are ready to take up their Named Person role and deliver a quality universal service to children and their families in our communities. Considerable investment has been made in education and training and we enjoyed working collaboratively with the University of Stirling to ensure our HV students are given the very best opportunities to develop both excellent academic and professional practice here in Tayside. The course offers 50% theory and 50% practise based learning with excellent teaching and student support. Our first cohort of health visiting Student students successfully completed their training in January 2016 and a second cohort is due to complete in January 2017. The course delivers the quality nursing and health professional education that is needed for successful Health Visiting practice today.