Calling all iHV Members!

Are you involved in educating health visitor students within their SCPHN programme?

Are you a practice assessor/ teacher or practice supervisor?

Are you a SCPHN Lecturer or programme lead?

If so, welcome to our next Practice Education Networking event for iHV members on 9 December 2021, 09:30 – 11:30.

Our member Practice Education Networking events are an opportunity to share good practice and learn together to shape leadership in practice education. We very much see this as a two-way process, and the Networking Events also provide an opportunity for us to update you on our workstreams and the national direction.

On 9 December 2021, we look forward to partnering with our colleagues at the Queen’s Nursing Institute. Angie Hack will introduce us to a QNI-led project on the development of Practice Teacher standards. Networking together will be a two-way process to help us collectively “get it right” for SCPHN students and other community nursing disciplines.

If you are unable to locate your iHV membership number, please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to confirm this for you.

Networking Agenda – 9 December 2021:

  • 09:30 – Chair’s welcome and introduction
  • 09:35-  Angie Hack, Assistant Director of Nursing Programmes – The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Introduction to the development of the QNI Standards for Practice Teachers
  • 09:50 – Breakout rooms – exploring key questions for ‘standards’
  • 10:20- Q&A to Angie
  • 10:35- Refresh and recharge
  • 10:45 – Our feedback
  • 11:05 – Taking it back to our practice partners – networking
  • 11:20 – Future networking events and iHV activities
  • 11:25 – Evaluation
  • 11:30 – Close



We’re looking for health visitors who are interested in becoming an Ambassador for Changing Conversations within their local area.



Changing Conversations is an exciting new project focused on a range of new online resources for health visitors to support their role with children with autism and their families. Supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, the iHV has co-developed these resources in partnership with families and field experts which will be available as part of a digital toolkit  via a unique login on the iHV website

Sign up to join one of our free training days to find out how to promote and lead the importance of family-centre support for families of children with autism as an Ambassador for Changing Conversations. These free training events will be virtual (via Zoom online platform) and have been designed to be interactive, including expert speakers, parents with lived experience, and introduction to the resources.

The aims of the training day are to:

  • Increase understanding and insight into the impact of autism on families
  • Equip health visitors to be local Ambassadors for Changing Conversations
  • Introduce and provide resources to support and cascade best practice
  • Opportunity for networking

Resources include:

  • Good Practice Points
  • Parent Tips
  • Parent and child stories
  • Films
  • Case studies
  • One-hour awareness session to cascade your learning to your team
  • Collated research and literature that will support the health visitor knowledge base and provide quality assured resources that families can be signposted to.

All these resources will be available to those that attend via a unique login and digital toolkit following the training events.

Virtual training dates:

  • Wednesday 4th November – 08:45 to 13:15
  • Tuesday 10th November – 08:45 to 13:15
  • Thursday 26th November – 08:45 to 13:15

These free training events are virtual (via Zoom online platform).


How to apply:

  • Limited places available.
  • You must have approval from your manager to attend, and a commitment to cascade the training to your colleagues.
  • Non-attendance will result in a £50 charge for your organisation.
  • Register your interest by completing the online form


North of England Health Visitor, Celebrate, Share and Learn Event

This event is supported by NHS England, Health Education North East, Health

Education North West, and Health Education Yorks and Humber.

We are pleased to confirm the following National speakers:

  • Teresa Fenech, Deputy Director: Quality Assurance, NHS England.
  • Pauline Watts, Professional Officer for Health Visiting, Department of Health.

And two of many confirmed workshops:

  • ‘Reducing unintentional injuries amongst children and young people’
  • ‘NMC revalidation is on the way: are you ready?’

Open to those HVs working in the – North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humber.

Wednesday 15th October 2014

09:30 – 16:30 – Hilton Leeds City

Come and share your experiences with iHV during our workshop