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Bookings now open for iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference 2023

22nd May 2023

We are delighted to announce that we will be back in Manchester at King’s House Conference Centre on 21 September 2023 for this year’s iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference.

The focus of this year’s EBP conference is health equity. How can we ensure a brighter future, where all babies can thrive and live healthy lives? How can we use the best available evidence and research to promote health equity and strengthen health visiting practice?

Long-standing healthcare disparities and inequities have been illuminated and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cost-of-living crisis. Systemic inequities, such as poverty and economic disadvantage are preventing babies, children, and families from achieving optimal health, leading to avoidable differences in health outcomes.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to this popular event.

Don’t miss our special early bird ticket rates, available until 30 June – book your place today! In addition, groups bookings of 5 or more will receive a 15% discount off the total order when booked at the same time.

Programme & Speakers

Our conference programme brings together local, national, and international experts and speakers who are focused on strengthening health visiting practice. The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice, within a “whole system” public health approach, with the aim to equip health visitors with new knowledge and skills to address key challenges in prevention and early intervention work with babies, children, and families.

Featured speakers include:

  • Professor Flora Douglas, Professor of Public Health, Robert Gordon University – Maternal and infant food insecurity
  • Greg Fell, Director of Public Health in Sheffield – Nanny State
  • Professor Monica Lakhanpaul, Professor of Integrated Community Child Health Population, Policy & Practice Dept, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health – Homelessness research
  • Nicky Brown, Senior Nurse and Public Health Specialist BCYP Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care – Pan-London SCPHN workforce development
  • Sally Shearer OBE, Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel – Messages for clinical practice
  • Nicola Jay, Reducing urgent care admissions – a whole systems approach
  • Mike Hurst, Parent Voice – Lived experience of homelessness 
  • Vicky Gilroy, iHV Head of Projects & Evaluation – Building Research Capacity
  • Victoria Jackson, iHV Senior Programme Manager – Projects and Evaluation – Strep A, Flu and Respiratory Illnesses
  • Sally Shillaker, iHV Practice Development Lead – Genomics
  • Alison Morton, iHV CEO
  • Vicky Gilroy and Victoria Jackson, iHV Projects Team – Cardiovascular disease, using the Family Partnership Model
  • Plus, more to be announced soon!



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