The iHV provides multi-agency training programmes (not just for health visitors) which are highly acclaimed and well-evaluated, with an established reputation for our training, particularly in the field of perinatal mental health.

We are looking to extend our administrative capacity with this brand-new role designed specifically to provide high quality technical support and online meeting platform expertise, so that our specialist trainers can continue to focus on the delivery of the content of our training programmes. You will be a key part of the administration team, providing much needed support to a very busy training programme. As the host for our commissioned events you will be representing the organisation in this important area of our work, so we are looking for someone who enjoys being public facing.

We require someone to work 24-hours per week – typically across three days.  You will need to be a little flexible in your hours to meet the demands of our current training dates.  Your working hours for training dates will be 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Your key area of responsibility will be to set up and participate in virtual training (and practice) events using agreed settings on agreed online platforms for set commissioned dates.  Supporting these events will typically include:

  • Admitting and welcoming participants and keeping records of attendance
  • Communicating well with participants with access issues at start, and with any issues throughout the day
  • Supporting the trainers by seeking solutions and problem-solving technical glitches that arise calmly and efficiently
  • Creating breakout rooms and managing attendees transfer to those breakout facilities (where available)
  • Sharing PowerPoint presentations on screen for the trainers and stopping presentations at key points
  • Playing films at key points

You will need to take a proactive approach to ensure you remain up to date with Zoom and MS Teams programme changes and improvements, and reflect this in written and verbal communications both internally and externally.

You will be confident in hosting online events – welcoming and engaging with our delegates whilst able to remain calm under pressure in the event of technical difficulties.  You will largely be working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will have some days in the Emsworth office so you can benefit from being part of our wonderful office team.

Applications close: Friday 4 December 2020

Interviews:  Thursday  10 December 2020 and will take place online

The QNI has launched a new online learning resource to improve nursing care for young people who are in the ‘transition’ process from children’s services to adult community services.

The learning resource can be viewed here: . It includes a short video recording the views of young people in transition and of practitioners working in the field.

The resource is a key outcome of a two year project, led by Queen’s Nurse Dr Candice Pellett OBE.

Candice commented:

“Young people who are born with, or who have been diagnosed with a long term health condition during childhood, are supported by dedicated children’s services, working with their parent(s) or guardian(s). Once people reach young adulthood, they normally need to transition to adult health services. This process can be stressful and confusing for young people and their families, if for example there are gaps in communication or lack of joined up working. This can lead to gaps in care delivery and adverse health impacts.

“The new resource has been developed following an in depth consultation process with nurses, educators, young people and parents. The resource is designed to help nurses understand the issues that young people (and their families) face, improving practice in this key area and the experience of young patients.”

To produce the resource, the QNI held ten focus groups in different parts of the country and conducted three online surveys, as well as undertaking wider stakeholder involvement. In all, the views of around 900 people were used to inform the resource.

The QNI also carried out a review of academic literature in this area, which is also available on the QNI’s website at . The literature review confirmed that there is currently a dearth of knowledge in this specific area.

It is hoped that the new online resource will help to share and embed good practice in transition from children’s to adults’ community health services.


NICE has just launched an online learning tool – Children’s attachment – that uses interactive activities and case studies to support the implementation of NICE guidance.

The tool sets out how the guideline can be applied in a practical way to support children and young people who may have attachment difficulties, as well as their carers and families.

This e-learning tool has learning activities to help you to implement the guideline “Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care” and improve outcomes by focusing on some of the key implementation challenges identified. It is divided into four sections:

  • Understanding attachment
  • Causes of attachment difficulties
  • Recognising possible attachment difficulties
  • Supporting children and young people who may have attachment difficulties, their carers and families.

It will take around one hour to complete and you can undertake it in more than one session if required. The tool will resume where you left off.  You will need to login to the NICE system to access the e-learning.

This free online tool has been developed by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE).

It’s aimed at staff who have contact with children & young people who are adopted from care, in special guardianship, looked after by local authorities or on the edge of care.


Health Education England’s Technology Enhanced Learning Programme is working on the Department of Health mandate to find digital solutions to some of the challenges presented in accessing, creating and sharing online teaching and learning resources.

HEE is conducting a short survey looking at the current use, attitudes and views toward online learning resources. The findings from this research will go towards improving access to learning resources, greater collaboration and sharing of information, and the avoidance of costly duplication.

Please can you spare 15 minutes to undertake this survey?

This survey is part of a wider user testing exercise that is cross-checking existing research. All data you provide in your answers remains anonymous, and you will not be asked to provide your name or your specific place of work. They would ask you to answer all questions to the best of your ability. You do not need to spend very long on each question and there are no right or wrong answers. It may seem that some questions are asked more than once but this is part of the chosen methodology.

Please forward this email to your colleagues across any/all of your networks as HEE want opinions from as wide an audience as possible.

Your help is very much appreciated.

If you would like to find out more about the programme, please visit the website or email [email protected]