New members, please register here.

Please see details below for UK and International membership

UK membership

Associate fee – £78 annually or £6.50 per month via GoCardless*

To apply for Associate membership, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • have an NMC Pin AND
  • a career commitment to the improvement of health visiting AND
  • educated to Bachelor Degree or equivalent from an academic institution or a recognised professional body
Student Associate fee – £3.25 per month via GoCardless*

To apply for Student Membership, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • have an NMC Pin AND
  • currently be undertaking a full time undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in health visiting or a related discipline.
  • During the registration process, you will be asked to provide an Expected Qualifying Date for your Health Visitor Qualification.  Your Student membership shall continue until this date.  Your membership will then automatically be upgraded to Associate status and fees according to this membership shall apply.
  • Student membership is only available using our monthly payment system GoCardless, payment  of membership via cheque is not available for student members.
  • Student membership is only available to new members.
Retired From Practice Associate – £39 annually or £3.25 per month via GoCardless*

To apply for Retired From Practice Associate membership, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • have an NMC Pin AND
  • a career commitment to the improvement of health visiting AND
  • is a retired health visitor or one who isn’t currently working
Friend fee – £78 annually or £6.50 per month via GoCardless*

A Friend is someone who isn’t a health visitor but who is interested in the work of health visitors, works with health visitors, works in public health or health promotion or who would just like to support the Institute of Health Visiting, a charity, to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life.

Our vast suite of resources for members provide excellent evidence-based information for all professionals who work with children 0-5 years and families.

Payment Options for UK membership

Monthly payment via GoCardless*
You can join online with our superb payment system – GoCardless, which allows you to pay by Direct Debit and only charges us a 1% fee unlike other payment methods.

Annual payment (not available for student membership)
You can join online and then send us a cheque to cover your annual fee.  Please make cheques payable to the Institute of Health Visiting and send it to Institute of Health Visiting, c/o Royal Society for Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN. Please write on the reverse of your cheque your full name and email address.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your membership fee can be increased by 25p for every £1 you donate under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you.  Gift Aid is then reclaimed by the iHV from the tax you pay for the current tax year.  Please read the declaration on the Application Form and tick the box if you are eligible and wish your donations to be treated in this way to boost your donation.  Thank you.

International Membership

International memberships are available and fees are based on different country incomes – therefore, your membership fee will depend on the country you live in.

International memberships available are:

  • International Associate: for qualified health visitors or equivalent, i.e. child health nurses, public health nurses, Child & Family health nurses, Plunket nurses, social nurses, lady health visitors and lady health workers, patronage nurses etc.
  • International Friend: for doctors, policy makers and others interested in the work of the health visitor
  • International Student: for student nurses currently studying to become health visitors or similar or other students who would benefit from this material
  • International Group: for organisations who wish to register their health visitor workforce, enabling you to demonstrate your commitment as an employer, giving them the support and access to all the health visiting resources that are available through membership of the iHV. To request further details on International Group membership, please email info@ihv.org.uk.

Please go to the International membership page, select the type of membership you require (i.e. Associate, Student or Friend) and the country you reside in below to confirm the annual membership fee applicable to you.

Payment of International Membership Fee

International Membership is only available on an annual basis with the fee being payable on application.

Payments are accepted via credit or debit card and shall be processed by our partnering payment gateway, Braintree.

As soon as your payment has been confirmed, you will be sent your welcome email containing details of how to register on the website.

We will contact you one month prior to your membership expiry to confirm whether you wish to continue your membership and will provide you with details of how future membership fees may be processed.

PLEASE NOTE:

Following registration, you will not be sent details of how to validate your membership and sign in to the website until a confirmed payment has been received, i.e. initial payment via direct debit, debit/caredit card or receipt of cheque in the post.