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iHV Director named in HSJ Clinical Leaders List 2014

22nd October 2014

Yesterday evening, Dr Cheryll Adams, Director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) was named in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) 2014 Clinical Leaders List which was held in partnership with Veredus. 


The list (#HSJClinicalLeaders) celebrates those working in healthcare who not only excel in their professional specialism, but whose impact extends beyond their professional sphere and has an impact and influence on health policy, service transformation and innovation.


Sally Russell, Chair of the Institute of Health Visiting, said: “Being included in the HSJ’s list of Clinical Leaders is a wonderful accolade for Dr Cheryll Adams, and is recognition of the tremendous effort she has personally put into making the Institute of Health Visiting match its vision of being a dynamic, professional source of support for health visitors looking to develop their knowledge and skills.


“In my experience, Cheryll Adams is unrivalled in her determination to improve the lives of families in Britain, and more specifically in the way she does so, through encouraging and developing those around her to help them achieve their potential. I am sure many will join me in welcoming this recognition, which is richly deserved.”


HSJ invited readers to name those they thought the judges should consider – nominations were accepted both via Twitter and via  A panel of expert judges were asked review the long list and add suggestions of their own – and 100 individuals from across the spectrum of healthcare have made the 2014 list which was announced this evening.


Around 60 clinical leaders and guests attended a private reception to announce the 2014 Clinical Leaders List, network and celebrate their success which was hosted by Alastair McLellan, Editor of HSJ.


Dr Cheryll Adams, Director of the Institute of Health Visiting, said: “I am thrilled and delighted to find myself on the HSJ Clinical Leaders List 2014, but it is quite a surprise.  The Institute of Health Visiting has grown very rapidly and our activities are beginning to make a real impact on the quality of services that the profession can deliver to children and families.  


“We really value the partnership work we are engaged in with many other organisations which has been critical to our success, as has the enormous enthusiasm of the profession and their employers who have wholeheartedly supported and embraced our developments. I would like to thank those who nominated me, the judges and the very many individuals who are helping the iHV to deliver its vision. The iHV is a very exciting place to be right now.”



For more information, please contact: Julie Cooper, communications and marketing manager at the Institute of Health Visiting on 07508 344716 or [email protected]



Photo caption: Dr Cheryll Adams, Director of the Institute of Health Visiting


Notes to editors

About the Institute of Health Visiting

  • The Institute of Health Visiting is A UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high-quality health visiting practice.
  • It was launched on 28th November 2012 to promote excellence in health visiting practice to benefit all children, families and communities. 
  • The aim for the iHV is to raise standards in health visiting practice, so improving public health outcomes for all children, families and communities.
  • For more information go to 
  • Follow the Institute of Health Visiting on Twitter @iHealthVisiting and Facebook

About the HSJ Clinical Leaders List

HSL Clinical Leaders was organised by Health Service Journal, part of Emap Publishing Ltd. 

The judges on the panel were as follows:


  • Kamran Abbassi,  International and digital editor, British Medical Journal
  • Professor Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus professor of nursing, University of West London
  • Professor Viv Bennett, Director of nursing, Public Health England
  • Farah Bhatti, Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, NHS Wales and honorary associate professor, University of Swansea
  • David Evans, Medical director, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Pam Garside, Fellow in health management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Alastair Henderson, Chief executive, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ (chair)
  • Katherine Murphy, Chief executive, Patients Association
  • Simon Potts Director, healthcare, Veredus
  • Sir Mike Rawlins Former chair, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
  • Annette Sergeant Director and head of healthcare practice, Veredus


Press contact:  Sarah Kemp, 020 7516 5059, [email protected]



About the Health Service Journal

HSJ is the only title to cover all aspects of publicly funded healthcare, providing news, analysis, best practice information and advice from the most powerful people in health, for the most powerful people in health.


The HSJ audience is formed of healthcare leaders from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds and both public and private sectors.


HSJ unites healthcare leaders with their peers through print, online, mobile, HSJ TV, social media and face to face at awards ceremonies, conferences and bespoke events.



About EMAP Publishing Limited:

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