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New national e-learning modules for health visitors on child safety launched by the iHV.
Next #iHVForum Twitter Chat is 8pm Monday 17 August - Topic: Baby Slings! Please note there is no #iHVForum on Monday 3 August due to holidays! Have a great break and see you on 17 August!
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.
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 Associate members 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 iHV had a fantastic morning in Hull on Friday the 31st of July 2015 to support The Big Latch On. The Big Latch On brings together groups of breastfeeding women at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and it is hoped that each year breaks the previous year’s records
See the latest news and views for the public health sector including PHE urging parents to cut sugary drinks from children’s diets, new briefs on Improved recognition of dementia symptoms by health professionals and lots more
On 1 August, a group of Hull Health Visitors from City Health Care Partnership CIC will be making smoothies with a bicycle to encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles in their local Hull community, as well as promote their TriHV Challenge to raise money to fund research into improving children’s lives for the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and also for their local charity Breathe for Cameron.
The 6th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research takes place 19-21 August in Seoul, South Korea - Knowledge Translation into Community Health Nursing Practice: Health Promotion through the Life Span. The great news is, even if you cannot attend in person, you can attend the 6th ICCHNR conference from anywhere in the world - just by accessing the online streaming of the conference.
A new Good Practice Points factsheet on The Treatment of Umbilical Granuloma using Household Salt has been published for Associate members of the Institute.
A new Professional Guidance on Partnership working to develop integrated services in England has been published for Associate members of the Institute.
The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) was pleased to welcome 14 twitter users, 179 tweets and 104000 impressions on Monday 6th July 2015 when we discussed building community capacity and asked participants to share their experiences to date and ideas for the future.
The Institute of Health Visiting was pleased to welcome 37 twitter users, 282 tweets with over 278,000 impressions on our Twitter Chat entitled – 0-19 collaborative service working.
Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is a finalist in the Best Health Project category of the 2015 National Lottery Awards. But they need your vote to be the selected project to be awarded the funding.
Following on from the success of their April 2015 school, the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) is hosting two more five-day residential schools - 26-30 October 2015 and 11-16 April 2016.
Calling all health visitors in Wales and Scotland! Come along to speak to the iHV on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at the Cardiff Marriott 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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