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 December).
Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, executive director of the Institute of Health Visiting, announced:
“I am so proud of everything that the Institute has achieved and delivered to support the health visiting profession over the last five years – it really is astonishing. I thank the iHV board and staff and all our members who have supported the Institute to become what it is today – it’s been a massive team effort.
“When we launched the Institute in November 2012, health visiting was enjoying a significant investment from government. Today, the profession is in a much more challenged position – cash-strapped local authorities have reduced health visitor numbers in many areas.
“As the Institute moves forward, it will continue to support universal preventative services for every family. Every health visitor knows that pressures on families can change from one day to the next, and, when they change, families may need access to qualified professionals such as health visitors to support them.
“As we celebrate our 5th birthday, and look to the next five years, the Institute commits to working even harder to promote the essential role of health visitors to protect and strengthen the health for all children, families and communities, so that every child has the best start in life.”