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About the iHV

A UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high-quality health visiting practice.

Opportunities with the iHV

There are upcoming opportunities to work with the iHV and we are seeking expressions of interest from prospective candidates.

Resources for Practice

Good Practice Points (GPPs) designed for Health Visitors (HVs) especially student and newly qualified HVs based on: the wide variety of common issues we encounter in every day practice, and those parents ask about

iHV Parents' factsheets

Helpful factsheets covering key areas of caring for your child, such as breastfeeding and weaning, health and immunisation, and development and behaviour

Great North Run

Lots of health visitors are running the Great North Run to support the iHV, Will you be one of them? Please support this fantastic initiative.

Join us

Over 3000 health visitors are Associate and Corporate members. Feedback from both employers and individual health visitors is very positive. Join us, or join your health visitors and experience the benefits that are designed to strengthen 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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