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Institute awards two honorary Fellowships as it launches annual report

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce two new honorary Fellows and the launch of its seventh annual report, detailing the progress and many highlights of the iHV over the last year. Professor Mitch Blair and Sir Al Aynsley-Green both received an honorary Fellowship of th...

iHV calls for manifesto pledges for children

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has written an open letter which challenges the main political parties in England to commit to important manifesto pledges for children which it hopes to see from the next government. Children in the UK have some of the worst outcomes when compared with the ...

iHV launches ‘Health Visiting in England: A Vision for the Future’

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to publish ‘Health Visiting in England: A Vision for the Future’, their evidence-based blue print to rebuild health visiting services. Developed in response to the government’s request for stakeholder engagement to inform their plans to re...

PATHways to improving perinatal mental health…

On World Maternal Mental Health Day and during UK Maternal Mental Awareness Week 2019, the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to be part of PATH - a newly EU-funded project which will enable women, families and healthcare professionals to prevent, identify and successfully manage mi...

iHV announces new Educational Board Game to support Clinical Leadership Development

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), in partnership with Focus Games Ltd, is delighted to announce the launch of the Leadership Game – a group learning tool that supports all health and social care professionals to explore, discuss and participate in collective leadership. Effective compassi...

New Recommended National Curriculum for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting/School Nursing

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), alongside 5 health organisations, is delighted to publish the new Recommended National Curriculum for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting/School Nursing (0-19 child public health nursing services). The Recommended National Curriculu...

iHV partners with PHE in ground-breaking commitment to better mental health

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has signed up to Public Health England’s (PHE) Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health. This will see iHV work closely with PHE to take significant steps towards the promotion of good mental health and the prevention of mental health problems. Dr Che...

“We are walking a very tight rope” Health visitors voice fear of another child tragedy “waiting to happen”

Over 1200 English health visitors reported in the 2018 Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) annual survey that for many their caseloads are increasing, that they are experiencing high levels of stress, and they worry about not being able to deliver the services they should to all children with needs, ...

iHV publishes response to NHS Mental Health consultation

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has published its response to the consultation - Mental Health in the Long-Term Plan for the NHS. The consultation is to identify opportunities to deliver the NHS’s goal to provide world-class mental healthcare - improving the outcomes for everyone who use...

iHV publishes its 10-year plan for health visiting

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has published its preferred plan for the relationship of health visiting with the NHS in the next 10 years. As the NHS writes its new 10-year plan, with a specific focus on children, prevention and mental health, the Institute of Health Visiting has publishe...