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.
About iHV Retired membership
The iHV welcomes membership from retired health visitors.
A retired member is a retired health visitor who is no longer working but wishes to remain connected to practice through the iHV.
Being an iHV retired member provides all the benefits and services that an Associate member receives for a reduced rate of £3.75 per month. iHV membership also enables you to demonstrate your commitment to health visiting.
Benefits of membership
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.
iHV Retired membership is £3.75 per month, payable by direct debit through our payment partner GoCardless.
We have partnered with GoCardless as, unlike other payment methods, it keeps our administration costs to a minimum, which makes a big difference to a small charity like the iHV. Paying monthly provides peace of mind, knowing that your member subscriptions are up to date so you have access to resources when you need them.
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.
Following registration, you will be sent details of how to validate your membership and sign in to the website ONLY when a confirmed payment has been received, i.e. initial payment via direct debit.