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Institute of Health Visiting at 4th International Conference in Public Health Nursing

19th September 2016

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has a strong presence at the 4th International Conference of the Global Public Health Nursing Network (GPHNN) – taking place in Denmark 19-20 September 2016 – with several presentations and key note speakers.

The conference provides a basis for future collaboration and shared experience within public health nursing for health visitors and other public health nurses.

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting, said: “The Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to be participating in this important international event which is a product of the GPHNN steering group of which we were a founder member. We are contributing to this event with several speakers and a stand.“

Presenters from the iHV include:

  • Dame Sarah Cowley, Trustee, iHV – Home visits and the impact of public health
  • Maggie Fisher, Professional Development Officer, iHV – Supporting couple relationships during the transition to parenthood
  • Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director, iHV – Changing practice through the iHV perinatal mental health champions
  • Emeritus Professor Rosamund Bryar, Trustee, iHV – Public health education needs assessment Togo, West Africa

Hosted by the Danish Association of Health Visitors, the programme will contain many topics presented by a range of keynote speakers, government, and from public health nursing practice in four parallel sessions: clinical, scientific, educational and management.

—-ENDS —-

For more information please contact: Julie Cooper on 07508 344716 or [email protected]

Notes to editors

About the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV)

  • 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 28 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.
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