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No #iHVForum on Monday 25 May due to Bank Holiday - we'll be back on Monday 8 June! Topic: 0-19 years collaborative service working
Associate members have access to members-only resources, including the latest tools, guidance and evidence-based materials to ensure that you can make a real difference to children
Just launched - our new online CPD Directory - your one-stop shop to access information about a wide range of CPD opportunities that will enhance your capabilities as a health visitor for each of the High Impact Areas for Early Years.
The iHV has developed further materials to support health visitors with their CPD: Standards to support professional practice; Prescribing in practice; Building Community Capacity Tool kit.
154 fantastic Fellows received their Fellowship of the iHV at a conferment ceremony on 11 March with Dr Dan Poulter MP and Professor Viv Bennett. A wonderful evening was had by all!
Health Education England has tasked the Institute of Health Visiting with producing new, customised Frameworks to support every health visitor from day one as a new member of the team right through their career as a health visitor. There are 4 frameworks.
With over 4500 health visitors as Associate and Corporate members, 2015 is the year to join us either as an individual health visitor or join your whole HV team to experience the iHV benefits that are designed to strengthen HV practice.
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The Maternal Mental Health Alliance, of which the iHV is very involved representing health visiting on its operations group, has an online petition for the NHS to urgently review perinatal mental health treatment and care.
The latest Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) - Everyone's Business Campaign Spring e-bulletin is just published.
New resources aimed at health visitors and school nurses are available. The resources were commissioned by Department of Health in collaboration with Public Health England.
High Impact Area 6: The health, wellbeing & development of two year olds, including school readiness. The iHV twitter chats are an exciting place to share experiences from practice, learn about what is working in other parts of the country and get updated on latest publications and policy guidance. The Institute of Health Visiting was pleased to welcome 38 twitter users, 316 tweets with over 190000 impressions during the one hour Twitter Chat.
Local Authorities must recognise why Early Intervention is crucial for health development of children.
Two new unique new job opportunities with the iHV are available. One is as Head of Education and Quality, the other is as Professional Development and Transition Officer for Local Authority Commissioning Transition (London).
On his re-appointment as Prime Minister, David Cameron made a statement outside Downing Street of his intentions for his new Government which ended with the phrase ‘Together, we can make Great Britain greater still’. Using the "Building Great Britons" report, we can all ask our new MPs to implement its recommendations, to enable future generations of Britons to have the start in life that allows them to lead Great Lives.
Several factsheets have been updated. For families, 3 factsheets have been reviewed including Benefits of Breastfeeding, Common Breastfeeding Worries and Problems, and Expressing and Storing Breast Milk. For Associate members, the Good Practice Points on Communities of Practice is also updated.
Healthcare professionals play a key role when parents consider vaccines for both themselves and their children. We are seeking information on your experiences to help better inform our national vaccination in pregnancy programmes.
Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State, has written a message to health and social care staff. This has been tweeted from the DH account and we have been asked to share this to reach all those working in health and social care.
Calling all health visitors in Wales and Scotland! Come along to speak to the iHV on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at the Cardiff Mariott Hotel or Tuesday 2 June 2015 at the Strathclyde Hilton.
Calling all Belfast-based health visitors! Come along to speak to the iHV on Tuesday 24 March at the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast.
Due to the popularity of the iHV Perinatal Mental Health Champion training, a new training date is announced - 19-20 February 2015 to be hosted by NELFT in Essex.
Due to the popularity of the iHV Infant Mental Health Champion training, a new training date is announced for London - 17-18 March 2015 at the University of London.
The #iHVForum is holding a special Twitter chat on Monday 2 Feb to support the Dept of Health's week of action ‘Health visiting: listening to parents, transforming services’. And now has 2 special guests: Viv Bennett and Sarah Cowley. The Dept of Health will be sharing the story of how health visiting has been transformed to increase access to services and improve the experience of parents and children.
Book your free place at the iHV professional conferences to drive forward Health Visitor leadership in practice in your region: • Tuesday 27 January 2015 – Sutton Coldfield • Friday 27 February 2015 – Berkshire • Tuesday 10 March 2015 – Leeds • Thursday 19 March 2015 - London
An iHV film showing a parent's message on the important role that health visitors play during their transition to parenthood.
From May 1st we will have a team of iHV Fellows who are all expert and innovative practitioners in their specialist fields as a presence on the evidence hub linked to the 6 High Impact Topic Areas closest to their specialism
Our Voices reflection and Comment articles are interesting reflections on events attended and comments by policy makers, health visitors and others in this section.
"Mental health, the essential component for positive childhood outcomes" video of talk by Dr Cheryll Adams at GovToday Early Years: High Impact for Health, December 2014
Three new Good Practice Points for Health Visitors on Alcohol Harm, Reduction and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome have been published in our members-only Resource Library.
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