Wow – what an amazing and packed day we had yesterday at the iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference 2019: Health for All Children Now. Sold out a few weeks ago, we had a full house – 300 people including delegates, exhibitors and speakers!

Held on Thursday 9 May 2019 at King’s House Conference Centre, Manchester, it was the must-attend event in 2019 for those interested in evidence-based infant and family public health and health visiting to come together to hear the latest guidance and recommendations included in the newly-published fifth edition of Health for All Children.

With 4 concurrent sessions running during the morning and another 4 concurrent sessions in the afternoon, in addition to the morning and afternoon plenary sessions, there was plenty for the delegates to listen to and learn about.

Photos of the conference

We have made a short video of some of the photos taken during the conference:

Tweets from #iHVConf19

For those of you who could not either join us yesterday or could not follow the #iHVConf19 hashtag on Twitter, we’ve collected and made a little “Wakelet” collection of the day’s tweets so you can follow some of what was shared. Please see below.



Bookings are now open, with member discounts and early bird rates, for the iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference – promoting “The Best Start in Life” – taking place in Manchester on 7 March 2018.

We always seek to ensure our activities comply with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative – our events are not and never will be sponsored by the formula milk industry.


This conference provides an excellent opportunity for health visitors, practice educators, SCPHN lecturers, early years workers and student health visitors to develop their role in supporting the “Best Start in Life” for all children.

It will be of interest to colleagues from the international community who are working within this arena. It provides a unique opportunity for an intense day of accredited CPD that is perfect towards revalidation and furthering the positive impact of your practice.

The iHV has gathered national speakers to provide practice-related updates from the latest research evidence, specialist practice, NICE guidance and beyond. There will also be papers and posters from health visitor peers, and academics sharing their recent research and innovation.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to attend the iHV’s Evidence-based Practice Conference.

Delegate fees:

Conference rate includes full attendance at the conference and includes all refreshments, lunch and delegate materials.

Early bird rate (until midnight 11 February 2018) Standard rate (from 12 February 2018)

iHV members

£95 £125
Non-members £125