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In the week beginning 2 February, the Department of Health, in conjunction with partners, will be showcasing the impact that HV transformation is having in improving access to health visiting services and improving the experience of parents and families.
We've had a great 2014 - read about our successes over the last year in the iHV Year 2 Annual Report
Our regional conferences are now full. But you can join a waiting list by emailing Profile Productions.
Special #iHVForum Twitter chat on 2nd Feb 8pm – to support DH Week of Action with special guests Viv Bennett and Sarah Cowley. Topic: Health visiting: listening to parents, transforming services. Join us for this special Twitter chat.
The final versions of the new national Induction and Preceptorship Frameworks are now available.
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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iHV professional conferences - now full!
Our regional conferences are now full. But you but you can join a waiting list by emailing our conference organisers Profile Productions.
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We're delighted to announce that we will have 2 special guests taking part in our #iHVForum Twitter Chat on Monday 2 February at 8pm - Viv Bennett and Sarah Cowley.
Following the successful Great Health Visitors–Great North Run campaign in 2014, Melita Walker has devised a new idea to raise money for the Institute of Health Visiting, and she is calling on health visitors across the country to get involved.
Health visiting services have been transformed in recent years thanks to the efforts of professionals, leaders and partners through increased numbers, professional development, system-wide commissioning and local change programmes. The service-model now comprises four levels of service, five universal health visiting reviews and six high impact areas. In the week beginning 2nd February, the Department of Health, in conjunction with partners, will be showcasing the impact this transformation is having in improving access to health visiting services and improving the experience of parents and families.
Due to cancellations we have 7 places available on the FINAL Safeguarding training next week, Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 Feb at the Department of Health in London.
As many of you will know, DH ran a Week of Action on Children and Young People’s Public Health Nursing in November 2014. DH want to carry on the momentum. Next week (2nd February), they 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.
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’.
Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship, starting in October, 2015, and funded in full (fees and maintenance) by the NIHR CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) East of England at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (www.nihr-clarc-eoe). This is a major research initiative involving the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, and Hertfordshire, together with local NHS Trusts, Cambridgeshire County Council and other health and social care organisations, the aim of which is to develop closer links between research and clinical practice in health and social care.
The Department of Health is holding a 'Supporting the health and wellbeing of military children, young people and families' event on Tuesday 3 March in Birmingham. This is an important event aimed primarily at health visitors and school nurses, together with service personnel and other key partners including education.
The #iHVforum is a twitter chat group developed by a group of Fellows of the Institute aimed at promoting debate and discussion as we move towards the commissioning transfer.
This Good Practice Points for Health Visitors fact sheet authored by Kathleen Roche-Nagi, Managing Director, Approachable Parenting, sets out what health visitors need to know about working with Muslim families in the UK.
Limited places are still available at the MacDonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot, a luxury hotel. Book now to reserve your place to find out the latest evidence-based practice for the health visiting professional. These professional conferences will motivate and inspire all health visitors whatever your experience and help to drive forward health visitor leadership in your region. And you’ll receive a CPD certificate of attendance too!
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
All courses are now fully booked. If you already have a booking, please let us know if you are unable to attend as we do have wait lists for this free training. If you are on a wait list, please keep an eye on our website as more dates may be released soon.
The iHV is training a new raft of iHV Expert health visitors – this time in safeguarding and child protection.
The iHV is offering associates the opportunity to attend a research masterclass twice a year at a very reasonable cost.
The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) held its second annual celebration event on Monday 1 December 2014 at the King’s Fund in Central London.
Do read our two new evidence digests on Infant cleansing authored by Sandra Lawton and another on Complementary feeding by Lisa Whiting.
The iHV is training a new raft of iHV Expert health visitors – in Infant Mental Health and also Safeguarding and Child Protection. Their responsibility will be to work with the iHV to cascade their training to colleagues and become a local resource linked to the iHV for safeguarding in their organisations.
Three new Good Practice Points for Health Visitors on Alcohol Harm, Reduction and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome have been published.
Our Voices reflection and Comment articles are interesting reflections on events attended and comments by policy makers, health visitors and others in this section.
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