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iHV supports open letter on the current crisis in breastfeeding in the UK

An open letter on the crisis in breastfeeding in the UK has been issued today, signed by midwives, health visitors, paediatricians, lactation consultants, breastfeeding counsellors, peer supporters, university researchers and others who work for professional organisations and charities that support ...

Prime Minister awards mum for starting social exercise community groups for new mothers

A mum of three boys who set up a national network of volunteer-led community activity groups for mothers to help over 1000 mums across England actively embrace motherhood together has been named a Point of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron. Katy Tuncer set up Ready Steady Mums - local volunte...

iHV responds to Chief Medical Officer’s call to reduce maternal obesity

The new annual report from the Chief Medical Officer, ‘Health of the 51%: women’, highlights obesity as one of the biggest risks to women’s health, affecting all aspects of a woman’s life from birth, family planning, pregnancy and right through to menopause and later life. Dr Cheryll Adam...

Institute of Health Visiting supports manifesto to turn around children’s lives

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the cross-party manifesto that highlights the importance of acting early to enhance the outcomes for children. The relaunch of the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto, on Monday 14 December, brings the importance of early years care for children to the forefr...

iHV response to MBRRACE-UK report on maternal deaths

A new report of pregnancy-related deaths shows that, while overall figures are falling, there is an urgent need to protect and improve training of all the relevant professional groups about perinatal mental illness, and particularly the speed with which women’s illness can progress. The report ...

New survey shows health visitors need more time to provide PMH support to new mums

The results from the Institute of Health Visiting’s State of Health Visiting Survey 2015 to find out today’s demands on health visitors will be shared with key figures from the world of health visiting and guests at the Institute’s third iHV annual celebration event being held in London on 7 D...

iHV Director named in Nursing Times Leaders 2015

Dr Cheryll Adams, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), is named as one of the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders in the Nursing Times Leaders 2015. Announced at a reception in London on 30 September, the list includes 48 individuals who come from all aspects o...

iHV harnesses the power of Ready Steady Mums

Newly acquired programme to promote mums’ physical health and emotional wellbeing A new iHV survey of health visitors shows: 99%  say it is important for health visitors to encourage mothers to take part in physical activity 99%  of health visitors say exercise can help maternal wellbeing...

Where there’s a wheel – there’s a way! Health visiting team rises to the TriHV Challenge 2015

A determined team of health visitors may be wishing they had more padding as they cycle a gruelling 170 miles across the country from the west coast of England to the east coast in aid of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV).  The iHV will use the money to support research helping all children ha...

Smooth moves from Hull health visitors to encourage healthy eating

On 1 August, a group of Hull Health Visitors from City Health Care Partnership CIC will be making smoothies with a bicycle to encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles in their local Hull community, as well as promote their TriHV Challenge to raise money to fund research into improving ch...