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New Health Visitor Research Champions scheme launched

The Institute of Health Visiting has launched a new Research Champions scheme for health visitors (HVs) interested in research. Set up in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the scheme has appointed its first ten Champions. The new HV Research Champions met for the...

Mental health minister celebrates NHS 70 years with iHV Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Champions

On Thursday 5 July, the Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, celebrated 70 years of the NHS with Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) Perinatal Mental Health Champions and Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Champions in Manchester. During the celebration event, the ...

Breastfeeding support in the community: families are falling through the gaps

Families need joined up and integrated breastfeeding support services throughout their whole feeding journey, according to experts speaking at a conference hosted by the Institute of Health Visiting, Royal Society for Public Health and the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative UK (WBTi) at the Royal...

Health Visitor named Alumna of the Year 2018

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), is named as the University of Surrey’s Alumna of the Year 2018 for her outstanding contribution to the health visiting profession. The University of Surrey’s Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award is presented annua...

Health visitors fear for some children’s futures, as their numbers are cut!

More than 1 in 3 health visitors worry that they are so stretched that there may be a tragedy in their area at some point More than 1 in 5 health visitors are working with caseloads of over 500 children Results from the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) annual survey 2017 show the worryin...

iHV celebrates its 5th year

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to share its fifth annual report.  This details the progress and many highlights of the iHV over the last year as it marks five years of commitment to the health visiting profession.  This will be launched at a celebratory event this afternoon (5...

iHV calls for urgent action to protect babies and children’s health and development

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) calls for Government to reverse the cuts to public health budgets and reinvest in health visiting services to protect and support the health and development of babies, children and families, and, in the medium and longer term, for all in our society. In a le...

iHV launches new evidence-based leadership development programme

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce the launch of its new leadership development programme. The programme, suitable for health visitors, school nurses, nurses, midwives and other health and social care professionals, aims to develop knowledge, skills and enhance confid...

Health visiting is promoted in news-style report programme

New programme reinforces the importance of the profession in the face of government cuts The vital role that health visitors play in children’s health outcomes has been reinforced by a news-style report programme. The programme was developed by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) in collabo...

New resources for health visitors to help parents understand childcare choices

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to work with PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) on their campaign to help parents understand the childcare options available to them and also to explain the recent changes to the early years entitlement with the roll...