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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...

New iHV training and updated resources to assist Revalidation

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is pleased to announce a new training programme and an updated handbook designed to assist health visitors going through their Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation. It is now almost 18 months since the launch of NMC revalidation supporting the pr...

Institute’s Champions training receives national recognition in mental health awards

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to receive national recognition for its Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions Training Programme in the first ever perinatal mental health awards, organised by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) and Mums and Babies in Mind (MABIM). ...