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Launch of new animation to support understanding of behaviour in the early years and reduce the use of restrictive practice

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), working together with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF), The Sleep Charity and parents/carers, is delighted to share an animation for health, education and social care professionals to raise awareness and understanding of behaviour in the early years,...

Fathers’ wellbeing highlighted as part of new interactive resources to better support new parents’ mental health

Innovative resources to support perinatal mental health (PMH) ‘by parents and professionals - for parents and professionals’ On International Fathers’ Mental Health Day (#DadsMHDay), the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), in partnership with Dr Ranjana Das and Dr Paul Hodkinson from the Univ...

Institute of Health Visiting announces new Executive Director

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Morton as its new Executive Director with immediate effect. Alison Morton joined the Institute as Director of Policy and Quality in 2019 to strengthen its work in Policy, delivering ‘Health Visiting in...

iHV Founding Director retires after 40 years in the health visiting profession

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE steps back nine years after founding the Institute of Health Visiting Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Founding Director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), retires today after 40 years working in the health visiting profession.   Dr Adams spent three decades working...

Survey confirms babies and young children have been forgotten and failed in the nation’s pandemic response

The Institute of Health Visiting today publishes the findings from its annual survey of health visitors in England. The findings lay bare the damage that the pandemic has had on families, with the youngest and most vulnerable in our society suffering the most. Health visitors are concerned that t...

Institute of Health Visiting transitions to new leadership

Outgoing CEO says: “Government must invest in rebuilding health visiting profession.” The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is preparing to welcome a new Executive Director. Eight years after launching the charity and academic body, iHV’s current Executive Director, Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, wil...

Institute of Health Visiting awarded funding for project to improve analytical capability in health and care

A team from the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) have been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of the latest round of its Advancing Applied Analytics programme.           ...

Spotlighting the vital “safety net” that health visitors have provided for babies and young children during the current pandemic

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has published “Making History: health visiting during COVID-19”, a collection of case studies which presents a window into the working lives of health visitors and families navigating the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic. In these unprecedented tim...

iHV attends maternity roundtable meeting with The Duchess of Cambridge

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) was delighted to be invited to attend a virtual round table meeting about supporting new and expectant mothers with The Duchess of Cambridge this week to highlight the essential work and support that health visitors provide to new mothers. The Duchess of Cam...

Health Visitors and Paediatricians publish advice for parents about the six-week postnatal check during COVID-19

All babies have a routine physical examination between six and eight weeks, but these important appointments may be missed due to the impact of COVID-19. The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) have published a guide for parents about sign...