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Next Twitter chat on Mon 9 March - topic is Breastfeeding (Initiation and Duration) - How health visitors support families. Join us at 8pm to share your experiences on breastfeeding.

Member benefits

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

New! CPD Directory

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.

New 3 step CPD guide

“Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting: your 3 step guide to personalising your Continuing Professional Development” is your new guide which contains tools and resources to support you planning, completing and recording your development activity.

Annual report

We've had a great 2014 - read about our successes over the last year in the iHV Year 2 Annual Report


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.

Join us

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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Our mission

To be a Centre of Excellence,

  • supporting the development of universally high quality health visiting practice,
  • so that health visitors can effectively respond to the health needs of all children, families and communities
  • enabling them to achieve their optimum level of health, thereby reducing health inequalities.

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