The 0-19ResNet is an initiative that is aimed at public health professionals working with the 0-19s.

The primary aim of this initiative is to support and increase the participation and recruitment of children and families in health services and public health research. It also aims to increase research engagement and capacity of public health professionals working with the 0-19 age group. They are looking to broaden their reach even further and would welcome new members.

Dates for diaries (for next Network virtual get togethers)

  • Thursday 11 February 2021, 11:00-13:00
  • Tuesday 30 March 2021, 11:00-13:00


Please note the closing date for abstract submission for the 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nurses conference has been extended to 30 October 2018.

The 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nurses conference takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, 14-16 May 2019.

Conference Theme: ‘Good Health & Well Being’ – Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Because of their global significance and relevance to Public Health Nursing, it was agreed to explore the contribution of Public Health Nursing to achieving Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development  Goals ‘Good Health & Well Being’ as a working title for the conference. .

The sub themes will focus on how Goal 3 targets can be applied to every aspect and every population group, for example older people’s services, maternal & child, mental health, people with disabilities, health care systems and safe environments.

Call for abstracts:

  • in support of the conference theme ‘Good Health & Well Being’ – Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • deadline extended to 30 October 2018
  • please submit via the Ex Ordo online system

Conference Bookings/Registration and Earlybird

Bookings are now open with earlybird registration (saving you $50 USD) available until 28 February 2019.  After this date the prices will increase by $50 USD.

GNPHN members receive a $50 reduction on the conference registration cost.

Conference registration includes:

  • Attendance at 3 day conference 14-16 May 2019 including meals and refreshments
  • Optional – Site visits on 13 May 2019 /Welcome reception on 13 May 2019 /Gala Dinner on 15 May 2019

Conference registration does not include:

  • Accommodation and travel costs.
  • Tour packages will be available and can be booked separately.

Great opportunity for iHV members interested in research

Are you passionate about research to support health visiting practice? An exciting opportunity has arisen for our members as part of research developments within the Institute of Health Visiting. We are working with the National Institute for Health Research to appoint a Health Visitor Research Champion within each Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN).

As a Champion you would be:

  • Working collaboratively with the iHV, NIHR, relevant research teams and other champions to support the development of portfolios of research
  • Working together to increase health visitor contribution to research studies
  • Supporting the development of a research-rich culture within the health visiting workforce
  • Contributing to a national forum of Champions including attendance at 3 National forum meetings a year
  • Contributing to national activities of the forum and health visiting including sharing of good practice and development of new ways of working
  • Supporting the creation of opportunities for more research careers in health visiting

We are looking for health visitors who have a masters, a doctorate or working towards one, and also some existing or prior direct involvement in research, as well as being a member of the iHV.

If you are interested, please go to the research section of our website for a more detailed role description and application form – please note that only iHV members can access the information sheet and application form.

Closing date: 22 June 2018  – please complete an application form and send it with a CV to: [email protected]

Date of first meeting for cohort 1:  10 or 18 July 2018 – TBC

A second cohort will be recruited in October if you can’t make the first set of dates.

What an amazing day we had on Tuesday at the iHV leadership conference and annual celebration event to mark the iHV’s 5th birthday! With over 100 delegates, the room was buzzing all day, and we had a great line up of speakers.

For those of you who could not either join us on the day or could not follow the #iHVLeadership17 hashtag on Twitter, we’ve collected and made a little “Storify” of yesterday’s tweets so you can follow some of what was shared.

We also have a few photos from our 5th birthday celebration event:

iHV Event, 28 Portland Place, London. Picture:

iHV Event, 28 Portland Place, London. Picture:

iHV Event, 28 Portland Place, London. Picture:

iHV Event, 28 Portland Place, London. Picture:

iHV Event, 28 Portland Place, London. Picture:

iHV Event, 28 Portland Place, London. Picture:

iHV Event, 28 Portland Place, London. Picture:


The Institute is delighted to announce its research conference being held on 16 February 2016 in London, in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Opening the Door: Opportunities for health visitor engagement in clinical research is a network event to explore how health visitors can be involved in clinical research and support changes in service delivery in the community setting. The iHV has been fortunate to have been offered sponsorship by NIHR for the first meeting of the iHV community.

Date: 16 February 2017

Venue: etc.venues Victoria, London

The event provides an opportunity to not only meet with colleagues in the iHV network, but to celebrate ten years of the NIHR and to participate in a critical look forward with senior colleagues to its future development.

Bringing together those across Yorkshire and the Humber involved in or developing research that can strengthen the knowledge base relevant to school nursing and health visiting

Are you a school nurse or health visitor with an interest in research?
Do you work in a public health role with 0-19s and have an interest in research?
Are you a researcher with an interest in, or undertaking, research relevant to school nursing and health visiting?

The 0-19 Research Network: Yorkshire and the Humber’s goal is to see the growth in new research relationships that can strengthen research practice in health visiting and school nursing and support service delivery and innovation for 0-19s. In 2017, they will be running a series of meetings in Yorkshire and the Humber with the aim of increasing research engagement and research capacity of health visitors and school nurses and others working in 0-19 services.

These meetings are funded by the Y & H Clinical Research Network  – and complement the North of England Health Visitor and Child Health Research Network which has been running since 2013.

The first meeting will be on Wednesday 11 January 2017 11am-3pm at
The Bar Convent Conference Centre,
17 Blossom Street,
York YO24 1AQ

They hope to welcome everyone interested in research – both new and experienced researchers
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This is a free event but prior booking is essential. Please contact Liz Flower: [email protected]
For further information about the network please contact Dr Sue Peckover: [email protected]

The Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to announce that bookings are now open for its first Leadership Conference being held in London on Wednesday, 7 December 2016.

leadership-conf 2016

‘Leading for successful outcomes in health visiting today’ is a high quality conference to energise leadership at all levels in health visiting – with leading speakers and experts (including Professor Ros Bryar, Professor Viv Bennett, Lord Victor Adebowale), and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

As part of the conference we also invite you to join us at our special additional celebration event and wine reception between 16:00 – 18:30. This will provide opportunities to network with national leaders and celebrate achievement in the profession.

Delegate places are available now – so book today to secure your early bird rate.


  • iHV Members: £139 (early bird £109) – includes iHV annual celebration event
  • iHV Non-Members: £169 (early bird £139) – includes iHV annual celebration event

Book before midnight 29 October 2016 to get early bird rates.  Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

The venue:

The Brunei Gallery is located in the heart of London, between Malet Street and Thornhaugh Street in the North West corner of Russell Square, Bloomsbury. It is only a three minute walk from the British Museum and is opposite the main entrance to the School of Oriental and African Studies building (SOAS).
The nearest underground stations, Russell Square (3 minutes walk) and King’s Cross (10 minutes walk), offer a direct link to London Heathrow Airport and several of London’s main railway stations are within easy reach.

Four ways to book:

  • Download and return the completed registration form to: Profile Productions Ltd, Boston House, 69 – 75 Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9JJ
  • Book online
  • Call: 020 3725 5840
  • Email direct to: [email protected]