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A Friend is someone who isn’t a health visitor but who is interested in the work of health visitors, works with health visitors, works in public health or health promotion or who would just like to support the Institute of Health Visiting, a charity, to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life.

Our vast suite of resources for members provide excellent evidence-based information for all professionals who work with children 0-5 years and families.

Those interested in joining might include:

  • Nursery nurses
  • School nurses
  • Staff nurses
  • Mental health nurses
  • Paediatric nurses
  • Paediatricians
  • Children’s Centre workers
  • General Practitioners
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Government Officials working with children and families or public health

The Institute is constantly working hard to improve and develop our benefits for members. Our fees are very modest as it’s more important to us to engage with as many health visitors and those interested in health visiting as possible. For only £7.50 per month/£90 per year, your Friend membership will enable you to demonstrate your commitment to health visiting, giving a competitive boost to your CV and career.

As a self-funding charity, we can only be successful in our mission to strengthen health visiting practice if the profession and its supporters join us on our journey.  And we thank all our Friends for their continued support in helping the iHV to support health visitors to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life.

Payment Options

Monthly payment via GoCardless*

Our preferred payment option, GoCardless, allows you to pay monthly by Direct Debit.  Unlike other payment methods, GoCardless keeps our administration costs to a minimum which makes a big difference to a small charity like the iHV.

Annual payment

You can join online and then send us a cheque to cover your annual fee.  Please make cheques payable to the Institute of Health Visiting and send it to Institute of Health Visiting, c/o iHV Admin Office, Unit 12e The Wren Centre, Westbourne Road, Emsworth, Hants PO10 7SU. Please write on the reverse of your cheque your full name and email address.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your membership fee can be increased by 25p for every £1 you donate under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you.  Gift Aid is then reclaimed by the iHV from the tax you pay for the current tax year.  Please read the declaration on the Application Form and tick the box if you are eligible and wish your donations to be treated in this way to boost your donation.  Thank you.

Claim tax relief on your iHV subscription

If you are a UK taxpayer and a self-funded member of the iHV, you can now get tax relief on your subscription fees.


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