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The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is pleased to announce the launch of its accreditation scheme for health visitors and health professionals working with children, families and communities.

The iHV accreditation scheme will provide accreditation for products relevant to health visiting practice. This will allow health visitors to have recognition by the iHV of specific products they undertake that meet the standards outlined in the accreditation process and provides opportunities, for health visitors to accrue accredited continuous professional development (CPD) hours in line with their professional development.

This will support the requirements set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for revalidation for health visitors. The iHV will not award academic credits. However, the accreditation scheme will provide a quality indicator of CPD activities undertaken that are aligned to the CPD Standards for Health Visitors developed by the iHV.

Who can be accredited?

The accreditation scheme focuses on accrediting those products relevant to health visiting practice. However, the accreditation scheme is not only for health visitors, those health professionals wanting to gain accreditation who work to improve children, families and community health outcomes may also want to accredit with the iHV. Recognising that the Institute would choose only to work with those parties of the same philosophical views and in such a way as to be directed by accrediting such products that will support health visitors to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities.

Activities and products that can be accredited include the following:

  • Conferences
  • Resources e.g. Books, films
  • Short courses
  • Training packs

If you would like further information please contact Karen.Stansfield@iHV.org.uk Head of Education and Quality and we can talk you through the options and process.

We look forward to hearing from you.