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iHV’s year of success and achievement

A profile of the year’s successes and achievements for the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is published in its year two annual report 2013/14 being made available on Monday 1 December 2014 at the iHV celebration event at the King’s Fund, London. The iHV has grown substantially this year. F...

iHV now sharing best practice in health visiting with Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Child and family health experts from Eastern Europe and Central Asia were in England from 20- 24 October 2014 to learn about the vital role that health visitors play in the health and wellbeing outcomes of children and their families in England. The week-long study tour was hosted by the Institute o...

For they are jolly good Fellows!

Fifteen outstanding health visitors have just been identified to join the prestigious Institute of Health Visiting’s Fellowship programme - taking the total number of Fellows appointed so far this year to 50. The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) Fellow scheme recognises the professional achie...

iHV Director named in HSJ Clinical Leaders List 2014

This evening Dr Cheryll Adams, Director of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), was named in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) 2014 Clinical Leaders List which was held in partnership with Veredus. The list (#HSJClinicalLeaders) celebrates those working in healthcare who not only excel in their...

The iHV welcomes new report into mental health problems in pregnancy and following childbirth

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the new influential report ‘The costs of perinatal mental health problems’ released today by the London School of Economics and Centre for Mental Health.1 According to the new report, perinatal mental health problems carry a total economic and s...

New research shows that perinatal mental health problems go untreated and undiscussed, say mothers and professionals

Charities and professional bodies launch new Wellbeing Plan to put maternal mental health on equal footing to physical health Depression and anxiety among pregnant women and new mums is going under-treated due to lack of disclosure and poor continuity of care, according to new research with 2000 ...

1000 more health visitors in practice

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) welcomes the Department of Health report of a rise of over 1000 health visitors in the workforce. The iHV is delighted that as a result of a massive effort on behalf of the government and the NHS, more than 1000 new health visitors are entering the workforce. ...

Institute of Health Visiting attracts their first Corporate joiners

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS organisation to join all 114 of their health visitors to the Institute of Health Visiting corporate scheme. Jane Williams, Head of Children, Young People and Family Services, South Warwickshire said: "We are delighted to be the first corpora...