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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...

iHV Director named in HSJ Clinical Leaders List for the second time

This evening Dr Cheryll Adams, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), was named in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) 2015 Clinical Leaders List held in association with Veredus. The HSJ Clinical Leaders list highlights those leaders whose clinical background enhances t...

Fantastic achievement in health visitor numbers

The provisional figures for health visitors employed in March 2015, at the official end of the Health Visitor Implementation Plan (HVIP) 2011-2015: a call to action (DH 2011), have been released from the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).  This reveals that there were 12,077...

iHV Director addresses Westminster Social Policy Forum

A health visiting perspective on integrating services, commissioning and workforce development was the theme of Dr Cheryll Adams, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), presentation today at the Westminster Social Policy Forum on Early Intervention: integrating services, fun...

Celebrating the building and strengthening of communities in North West England

On Friday 19 June, over 120 people will gather in Manchester to celebrate and share the success of local community projects being delivered in the North West of England by health visitors. Hosted by the Institute of Health Visiting in partnership with Health Education England North West, the cel...

New e-learning on Child Safety for health visitors launched in #ChildSafetyWeek

New national e-learning modules for health visitors on child safety are launched by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) during #ChildSafetyWeek which runs 1-7 June. Developed by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and iHV Fellow Amanda Whelan, professional lead for health visiting at So...

154 fantastic Fellows celebrate Health Visiting

154 health visitors celebrated in great style after receiving their Fellowships of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) from Dr Dan Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health, and Professor Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing, Department of Health and Public Health...

150 empowered and inspirational health visitor change agents released on NHS Change Day

On 11 March 2015, NHS Change Day, 150 outstanding health visitors will convene at a conferment ceremony in London to receive their Fellowship of the Institute of Health Visiting (FiHV). The ceremony, the first of its kind for the Institute of Health Visiting, recognises the professional ach...

iHV welcomes new Building Great Britons Report

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the new ‘Building Great Britons Report’ released today by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Conception to Age 2 – The First 1001 Days. The report is the result of an inquiry conducted by the APPG for Conception to Age 2 – The Fi...