iHV is delivering the VSCE HW funded project aimed at sharing key information and resources on respiratory illnesses in under 3s; with a focus on Fever, Breathing difficulties and Wheeze, Croup, and Bronchiolitis/RSV and supporting HVs in their role working with families.

As part of this programme of work, we are delighted to offer a series of funded awareness sessions to support health visitors in their role working with families – open to all health visitors.

3rd Awareness Session now booking

Date: Tues 25 January 2022
Time: 15:30-16:30

This is the 3rd in the series of awareness sessions aiming to support health visitors in their role working with families, and builds on the two awareness sessions already held in November and December (recordings of these are available on our Respiratory Illness resources webpage).

Highlights for Awareness Session 3 include presentations from:

  • Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, DHSC – The importance of the role of health visitors in promoting parental awareness
  • Lead Paediatrician – A focus on croup
  • CONTACT – Supporting families of children with disabilities with respiratory illness.

New Respiratory Illness Resources

Access a range of resources through our new open-access webpage on the iHV website, including previous awareness webinars.

This contains all the collated resources from the VSCE-funded project partners to facilitate and streamline access to information, including:

  • HEE The Respiratory Surge e-learning
  • Bliss – excellent short animation on bronchiolitis and RSV in English with 5 subtitled versions available
  • Boloh Helpline provided by Barnado’s – new Bronchiolitis/RSV resources specifically aimed at ethnic minority groups and staff are available on the helpline

Future event – SAVE THE DATE!

17th February – iHV Insight and Awareness Session four: Please save the date. Further information and booking details will be released in due course.

Highlights for this final event include presentations from:

  • Dr Ben Hughes on EPNS4Surge course which focuses on care and support at home.
  • The British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK on their helplines.
  • Alongside introducing new resources from the iHV project team.