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iHV Insights – Gross motor skills: discussing gross motor development in babies and young children

Calling all members – book your place now for our February iHV Insights webinar – ‘Gross motor skills: discussing gross motor development in babies and young children’

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024 (join from 3:15pm to allow a prompt start) 3:30pm to 4:30 pm.

This is open to all members.

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Data indicates that children waiting for consultant-led treatment has reached an all time high across the UK. In England alone, 416,790 children are on referral to treatment waiting lists with more than 20,000 waiting for treatment for over a year. The consequences of such long waiting times are damaging to children’s development and detrimental to their health and overall wellbeing.

Health visitors’ play a crucial in identification of developmental delay, or atypical development, in babies and children and early indicators for concern. Early intervention to optimise child health and development outcomes requires timely, accurate and appropriate referrals. Extensive knowledge of child development is essential, and this develops through practise, experience, and continuous practice development (including access to CPD and training opportunities). Across UK health visiting services there are a variety of skill mix health visiting team members, and health visitors are accountable for delegating activities and safe practice. It is therefore vital that all health visiting team members master the fundamentals of child development and continue to build on their knowledge and skills.

Join us for this Insights event where experts in the field of child development will discuss and share their knowledge to support health visitors and health visiting skill mix team members in their assessments of children’s gross motor development, the identification of atypical development, and indicators for concern.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Yasmin de Alwis – Consultant Neurodisability paediatrician, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Alison Mason – Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapist, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Helen Rowland – Paediatric Physiotherapist and Clinical Lead for Newcastle Community Service and Regional Neurodisability Team, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kate Phillips – Parent with experience

How does this event align to the 2022 NMC Standards of Proficiency for SCPHN Health Visiting?

Attendance at this event and engagement with the iHV reflection template will support you with demonstrating CPD activities that align to the 2022 NMC Standards for Proficiency for SCPHN Health Visiting, in particular;

  • Sphere of Influence D: Population health: enabling, supporting and improving health outcomes of people across the life course;
  • D.HV1 – demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of infant and child anatomy, physiology, genetics, genomics and development when undertaking programmed health assessment and development reviews.
  • HV3 – assess for early signs of atypical patterns of development, or significant anomalies that may result in disability or emotional, physical or developmental health needs or risks, and deliver evidence-based anticipatory guidance or targeted intervention tailored to individual and family circumstances and needs.
  1. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Record high: Over 400,000 children waiting for treatment amidst child health crisis. 2023. [Accessed 08.12.2023]. Available from:

How to book for iHV members

Our booking process has changed, you no longer require your membership number to book. Go to our booking page and login with your iHV member email address and password. You must have ‘validated’ your membership in order for this to work.

Once you have logged in, you will be able to select your ticket, submit your details and proceed to checkout – please note that this webinar is free to iHV members. On the day of the event, you will be automatically emailed the link to join the webinar.

Event Details

iHV Insights – Gross motor skills: discussing gross motor development in babies and young children

1 Hour

Virtual | Zoom

Free to iHV Members

Event Date

Thursday 29 February 2024

3:30pm - 4:30pm

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