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Membership of the iHV brings health visitors, public health practitioners working in health visiting, around the world 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.

About International iHV Membership

International membership has been introduced for those living overseas who would like to have access to the latest evidence-based research, reports, briefings and other materials relevant to the work of the health visitor, as well as helping the Institute to raise international awareness of the important role of health visitors and public health nurses around the world.

Available categories for International Membership

  • International Associate: for qualified health visitors or equivalent, i.e. child health nurses, public health nurses, child & family health nurses, Plunket nurses, social nurses, lady health visitors and lady health workers, patronage nurses etc.
  • International Friend: for doctors, policy makers and others interested in the work of the health visitor
  • International Student: for student nurses currently studying to become health visitors or similar or other students who would benefit from this material
  • International Group: for organisations who wish to register their health visitor workforce, enabling you to demonstrate your commitment as an employer, giving them the support and access to all the health visiting resources that are available through membership of the iHV. To request further details on International Group membership, please email [email protected]

Benefits of membership

Increased professionalism

Our website

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.

Membership Fees

In order to make our services accessible worldwide, we have based our International Membership fees on different country incomes. Therefore, your membership fee will depend on the country you live in.

Please select the type of membership you require (i.e. Associate, Student or Friend) and the country you reside in below to confirm the annual membership fee applicable to you.

Payment of Membership Fee

International Membership is only available on an annual basis with the fee being payable on application.

Payments are accepted via credit or debit card and shall be processed by our partnering payment gateway, Braintree.

As soon as your payment has been confirmed, you will be sent your welcome email containing details of how to register on the website.

We will contact you one month prior to your membership expiry to confirm whether you wish to continue your membership and will provide you with details of how future membership fees may be processed.

International Sign Up

Select your membership type, and the country you're from and we'll let you know the cost in your native currency.

Please be aware these calculations are made using rates from within the last 24 hours, and as such may not be completely accurate.

Total Cost

Due to restrictions with our payment processor, you will be charged in GBP regardless of your country of origin.

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