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Enthusiastic endorsements for the iHV

1st December 2012


“I am delighted to welcome the new Institute of Health Visiting today. I have always strongly believed that health visitors are vital in improving the health and wellbeing of children, their families and the wider community. That’s why I made a personal commitment to increase the numbers of health visitors in our country – and it’s a commitment we are keeping.


“It is very fitting that the Institute is launched in the 150th year of health visiting.  We know that health visitors continue to be hugely valued by parents. The Institute will support the profession so that more health visitors can deliver the best care and more families can benefit from their great work.”

Rt. Hon. David Cameron, Prime Minister


“I am very sorry not to be able to be with you for the launch of the Institute. I hope it goes well and would like to wish all those involved every success for the future. Importantly I hope the Institute is able to fill the gaps others have not yet reached into, especially the search for robust evidence to support the future direction of Health Visiting”

Dame Elizabeth Fradd, Chair , Health Visiting Taskforce


“We look forward to working closely with the new institute to ensure that this difficult but important work is getting the support it deserves.”

Dr Peter Carter, General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing


“An iHV will make SUCH a difference…  it’s a tremendous achievement in and of itself”

Professor Jane Barlow, Warwick University


‘May I, on behalf of the International Marcé society for perinatal mental health, congratulate you on the launch of your splendid, innovative Institute of Health Visiting and wish you every success for the future.’ Warm wishes Dr Jane Hanley, President of the International Marcé Society


“I am most pleased to offer my support for the establishment of the Institute of Health Visiting. I wish the Institute a strong and productive future and look forward to opportunities for international collaboration.”

Dr Lynn Kemp, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales and Director, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation


“Many congratulations. You have laid the foundations of a better world.”

Felix Lorenzo, WAVE Coop


“Health visitors are one of the most important groups of professionals in the whole of our society. WAVE has long seen them as front-line crime fighters but they also hold in their hands a key influence on the quality of parenting of babies which in turn determines the future quality of life in this country. The Institute of Health Visiting will contribute to this by improving the evidence base and hence the quality and consistency of the services which health visitors can deliver to families”

George Hosking, WAVE Trust


“I hope you have a really good event, and warmest congratulations on setting up the Institute.”

Naomi Eisenstadt, First Director,  SureStart


 “The Institute of Community Health Nursing in Ireland congratulate the iHV team and wish them well in their new endeavour. We look forward to both the partnership and links with the Institute of Health Visiting in the common interest of improving community nursing services.”

Mary O’ Dowd, ICHN Director


“I hope the launch event is successful and I look forward to working with the new Institute”  

Professor Ieuan  Ellis,  Chair, UK Council of Deans of Health


“On behalf of QNI Scotland I would like to send our very best wishes for the new Institute of Health Visiting and wish you well for the future.”

Julia Quickfall, Director Queen’s Nursing Institute, Scotland


“I will be with you in spirit and wish all the very best with this exciting development”

Ann McMahon, Editor in Chief,Journal of Nursing Research


“The Royal College of Midwives welcomes the launch of the Institute of Health Visiting and will look forward to working with it in the future.”

Cathy Warwick, General Secretary, Royal College of Midwives


“….good luck –  such an achievement”

Anne Longfield, Director, 4 Children


“Have a great launch event best wishes for the future”  Angela Lewis Yorkshire


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