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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 ...

Director of the Institute of Health Visiting receives CBE at Buckingham Palace

Dr Cheryll Adams awarded honour for her contribution to the health visiting profession Dr Cheryll Adams, executive director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), today received a CBE as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday honours ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. Dr Adams CB...

New toolkit for measuring outcomes and impact in health visiting practice

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce the publication of a toolkit during #HVweek to support the measurement of outcomes in health visiting - it aims to support health visitor service leads in developing outcome measures for their local health visiting service. There is ...

Institute of Health Visiting at the Frontiers in Perinatal Mental Health with the Marcé Society

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is attending and presenting at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting being held this week (26-28 September) in Melbourne, Australia, with the theme Frontiers in Perinatal Mental Health - looking to the future. The Marcé Society invest...

iHV welcomes innovative new mapping tool for perinatal mental health leaders

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the innovative new mapping tool, launched online today by the National Lottery funded Mums and Babies in Mind project, to help professionals who are trying to transform perinatal mental health (PMH) services for mums with mental health problems durin...

Institute of Health Visiting at 4th International Conference in Public Health Nursing

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has a strong presence at the 4th International Conference of the Global Public Health Nursing Network (GPHNN) – taking place in Denmark 19-20 September 2016 – with several presentations and key note speakers. The conference provides a basis for future co...

Domestic violence and abuse must be a public health priority to support real-life Helens

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) are highlighting the need for domestic violence and abuse (DVA) to be treated as a public health priority, at a conference on the issue being held today (Thursday 15 September 2016). The call comes as a survey of healt...