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Bookings now open for iHV EBP Conference 2024

1st March 2024

We are delighted to announce that we will be back in Manchester at King’s House Conference Centre on 3 July 2024 for this year’s iHV Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Conference ‘A Healthier Future’ – with options to join us in-person in Manchester, or online, to give you flexibility.

The focus of this year’s EBP conference is on addressing health inequalities, a topic that has never been more poignant, with more babies and children experiencing poorer outcomes and living in poverty than ever before. How can we ensure a healthier future, where all babies and children can thrive? How can we use the best available evidence and research to reduce health inequalities and strengthen health visiting practice?

Our conference will provide a platform for local, national, and international experts and speakers to come together and share excellence in health visiting practice, public health, innovation, and the latest research focused on improving outcomes and reducing inequalities for babies, children and families.


We have a fabulous line up of speakers, including but not limited to:

  • Dr Allison Felker, Senior Researcher, MBRRACE-UK – who will share the findings from the MBRRACE-UK Report with a focus on inequalities in women’s health.
  • Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie, National Clinical Director neonatal Critical Care, NHS England, Arnie Puntis,Research and Policy Manager, NHS Race and Health Observatory and speakers from the RHO Maternal and Neonatal Health Advisory Group (to be confirmed) – who will be presenting on tackling inequalities for babies, children and families with black and brown skin.
  • Professor Helen Bedford– who will share her expertise on the world of childhood vaccinations, highlighting the current measles surge and falling rates of MMR vaccine uptake.
  • Dr Erica Gadsby and Professor Sally Kendall– who will present their RREHOPE study – an evaluation of the impacts of the pandemic (and service work arounds) on health visiting.
  • Alison Morton,CEO, Institute of Health Visiting – speaking about radical health visiting and driving change.
  • Michele Lawrence,Head of Safeguarding, Chief Public Health Nurse Office, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities – who will be presenting about the new Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2023 Guidance.
  • Ana María Narváez, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, The Food Foundation –who will be sharing The Food Foundation’s annual flagship report, The Broken Plate, and sharing vital metrics revealing the health of our food system and its impact on our lives.
  • Sharin Baldwin, Senior Health Visitor Research Lead, iHV/MECSH, and Hilda Beauchamp,iHV Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Lead – who will be sharing the findings from the Alarm Distress BaBy Scale (ADBB) feasibility study.
  • Plus, more to be announced soon!

Our conference programme also includes a wide range of interesting topics and presentations drawn from the highest scoring submissions to our call for abstracts from researchers and leaders in practice. We will be adding their details to our programme soon, once final confirmation is received.

See our fabulous ticket offers!

Don’t miss our special early bird ticket rates, available until 19 April 2024 – book your place today! In addition, group bookings of 5 or more will receive a 15% discount off the total order when booked at the same time.

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