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Health visitors are part of a vital infrastructure working in partnership with families, communities and professionals to ensure that every baby and child gets the best possible start in life! 

The iHV is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing inequalities for babies, children, families, and communities through a strengthened health visiting service. We work with you to raise the profile of the essential work that health visitors do.

Membership of the iHV brings health visitors, and practitioners working in health visiting teams, together as a professional community. By working together with you, we aim to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities for babies, children, families and communities through a strengthened health visiting service.

The iHV is an internationally recognised professional organisation that provides members with a comprehensive range of benefits. All members receive our monthly electronic newsletter, iHV Times, which contains the latest news, evidence, reports, briefings and other relevant resources to support health visiting practice.

We value the support of our members which also ensures that the iHV is able to provide an independent ‘voice’ for health visiting and promote the benefits and importance of health visiting excellence, alongside influencing policies affecting the health of babies, children, families and communities.

Benefits of membership

Increased professionalism

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Our networking events

Our iHV Insights

iHV member offers

Being an iHV member also provides opportunities to respond to regular requests to participate in UK-wide developments and join specialist working groups. Look out for details in our monthly newsletter.

Who can join?

Membership of the Institute is open to health visitors, SCPHN students and anyone working with health visitors or interested in the work of health visitors.  The iHV, is a vibrant charity, and membership brings many professional benefits.

We have thousands of active Associate and Friend members making us the fastest growing professional organisation for health visitors.

Join us to make a difference and become part of something special.


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