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iHV supports RCPCH breastfeeding position statement

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) fully supports the new recommendations on supporting breastfeeding mothers published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), during World Breastfeeding Week (#WBW17).  The new RCPCH recommendations show that social stigma is a major...

New iHV resources to support families and children after traumatic events

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce the publication of new resources to help health visitors support families and children after traumatic events – such as car accidents, violence, illnesses and operations and also large-scale incidents such as those recently at Grenfel...

iHV responds to ‘Every mother must get the help they need’ report

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) responds to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) report ‘Every mother must get the help they need’ report published this week.  The report was inspired by the Change.org petition of Lucie Holland whose sister, Emma, died in tragic circumstances as a result ...

New iHV resources to help reduce Domestic Slavery in the UK

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) announces the publication of new Good Practice Points and a new e-learning module aimed at helping health visitors to spot the signs of an individual in Domestic Slavery (DS) and what to do about it, in support of the Government campaign “Spot the Signs”. ...

New Parent Tips on keeping babies and young children safe around dogs in the home

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) announces the publication of new Parent Tips aimed at helping parents and carers reduce the risk of dogs harming babies and children. Having a dog in the family has many benefits – from making children very happy and confident, through to teaching them abo...

iHV launches International membership

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) announces the launch of its International membership whilst Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, iHV executive director, Professor Dame Sarah Cowley, iHV Trustee, and Dr Karen Whitaker, iHV Fellow, attend a UNICEF meeting in Leiden, Holland, as professional advisors to suppor...

iHV welcomes findings of RCPCH State of Child Health report

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the findings of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) landmark report into the State of Child Health which calls for Government to introduce a comprehensive, national, child health and wellbeing strategy, reverse cuts to public heal...

‘The economics of health visiting: a universal preventative child and family health promotion programme’ report launched

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce the publication of its new report “The economics of health visiting: a universal preventative child and family health promotion programme”, which reviews the economic impact of early intervention services on the lives of children, f...

Institute awards two honorary Fellowships as it launches annual report

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce two new honorary Fellows and the launch of its fourth annual report, detailing the progress and many highlights of the iHV over the last year. Dame Elizabeth Fradd and Lord Victor Adebowale received their honorary Fellowships of the ...

Public Health spending cuts stop health visitors protecting and supporting mothers and babies

The Institute of Health Visiting’s State of Health Visiting Survey 2016 shows the drastic impact the cuts to the local authority public health budgets are already having on the universal public health services delivered by health visitors. In response, the Institute is calling upon the government ...