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Welcome to iHV Insights – our webinars run just for our members.

These regular one-hour webinars aim to provide an easily accessible option for CPD and an opportunity to learn from leading experts in their field. All live sessions will be interactive and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The sessions will be of interest to frontline health visitors and student health visitors, as well as service leads, commissioners and wider members of the health visiting team.

Following each live session, the following will be made available to members on the links below:

  • Webinar recording
  • PDF of the slideset
  • Record of Attendance/Reflection template to download and complete, just enter your name and the date that you joined the live iHV Insights or watched it online. Please note that this is a self-certification form, and you are accountable for accurately reporting your attendance alongside the iHV Insights Learning Record/reflection section that can be used as part of your revalidation evidence. Please ensure you download your certificate whilst available, for revalidation purposes. 

Please note that these are resources for iHV members only – Login using your password to see and gain access to the iHV Insights webinar materials. 

Resources will be accessible for 18 months after each webinar, in line with our review of keeping up-to-date resources. 

If you’re not a member, please join us to get access to all of our resources.

The iHV is a self-funding charity – we can only be successful in our mission to strengthen health visiting practice if the health visiting profession and its supporters join us on our journey. We rely on our membership to develop new resources for our members. So do join us now!

Our next iHV Insights event:

Not just pink, blue and yellow: assessing ethnically diverse babies
Date: Thurs 25 April 2024
Time: 15:30-16:30

Join us for a compelling webinar highlighting the pivotal role of health visitors in cultivating an inclusive and anti-racist healthcare environment. It’s widely acknowledged that ethnic disparities profoundly affect maternal and infant care, with alarming statistics revealing higher mortality rates among Black, Asian, and minority ethnic mothers and babies compared to their White counterparts. Ensuring every baby has the best chance of survival and a fulfilling life necessitates a thorough understanding of how current care practices contribute to these disparities.

Remarkably, there has been minimal exploration into whether existing guidelines for assessing newborns’ health are suitable for Black, Asian, or minority ethnic babies. This includes crucial assessments such as interpreting the Apgar score’s component examining skin colour, as well as evaluating conditions like jaundice and cyanosis. Despite being based on the experiences of White European babies, these assessments are universally applied by healthcare professionals, including midwives, doctors, health visitors, and nurses, irrespective of infants’ skin tones. Health visitors most often encounter neonatal jaundice in the post-natal period. Neonatal jaundice being the most common reason for readmission of neonates to hospital.

Our webinar brings together insights gleaned from a comprehensive review commissioned by The NHS Race and Health Observatory, comprising systematic analysis, policy examination, and qualitative research involving healthcare professionals and parents from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Our panel of experts, drawing from both professional expertise and lived experiences, will delve into the complex interplay of race, ethnicity, and skin tone in these critical neonatal assessments. There will be opportunity for discussion on how these insights can inform health visiting practices, research and policy changes, toward fostering a more equitable healthcare landscape. Join us as we embark on a journey toward creating inclusive and anti-racist healthcare environments for all infants.

Speakers

  • Ngozi Edi-Osagie – Consultant Neonatologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust: “Implications for clinical practice”
  • Arnie Puntis – Research and Policy Manager, NHS Race and Health Observatory: “Role of the Race and Health Observatory in Maternal and Neonatal Ethnic Health Inequalities”
  • Professor Gina Awoko Higginbottom – Professor Emerita Ethnicity and Community Health: “Summary of RHO report on neonatal assessment and practice in Black, Asian and minority ethnic newborns”.
  • Matt Wynter and Lauren Clarke – parents with lived experience

Future dates for your diary

We are delighted to announce dates for our 2024 iHV Insights events – save the dates in your calendar and join us! Check back soon for topics and booking details.

  • 25 April 15:30-16:30 – ‘Not just pink, blue and yellow: assessing ethnically diverse babies’ – book your place
  • 23 May 15:30-16:30 – ‘Scary Thoughts and Secret Fears: supporting parents with intrusive thoughts in the perinatal period’ – book your place
  • 15 August 15:30-16:30
  • 26 September 15:30-16:30
  • 24 October 15:30-16:30
  • 21 November 15:30-16:30

* Our iHV Insights are regularly scheduled. Whilst we’d like to publish topics in advance, we will confirm those closer to the time to ensure that they are the topics that are current. When booking your member place, go to the 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. On the day of the event, you will be automatically emailed the link to join the webinar.

Previous 2024 iHV Insights – see recordings below

  • 25 January 15:30-16:30 – When the worst happens: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC)
  • 29 February 15:30-16:30 – Gross motor skills: discussing gross motor development in babies and young children
  • 28 March 15:30-16:30 – ‘Working together to safeguard children 2023 – implications for 0-19 practice’

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Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 – implications for 0-19 practice (28/03/24)

Held in partnership with the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA)

The Department for Education published the new Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 guidance on Friday 15 December. What does this mean for 0-19 practice? At this special Insights event, we were delighted to be joined by national policy leads in the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS Safeguarding who provided an overview of the main changes in this statutory guidance and their potential implications for health visiting and school nursing services.  It also provided an opportunity to ask questions, share any concerns or suggestions that you may have, and support your understanding of how the changes will affect your practice.

In this Insights event, experts in the field of safeguarding and child protection discussed and shared their knowledge to support health visiting and school nursing services.

Speakers included:

  • Ruth Atkinson, Vulnerable Children Policy Manager, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Kenny Gibson, Deputy Director of NHS Safeguarding, NHS England and NHS Improvement

 

 

 

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