What a fabulous inspiring and energising day we had on Tuesday at the iHV leadership conference and annual celebration event! With over 160 delegates plus speakers and exhibitors, the room was buzzing all day. Our expert speakers were amazing and shared their key messages to the rapt audience.

The iHV Leadership for Change conference 2018 was a fantastic opportunity for health professionals across the country to find out the latest in leadership in health visiting practice among like-minded professionals and peers. Held at the Wellcome Collection, Euston, London on Tuesday, 4 December 2018.

Motivating and inspiring expert speakers included Professor Viv Bennett CBE, Chief Nursing Officer at Public Health England, Dr Jenny Godson MBE, National Lead for Oral Health Improvement, Professor Dame Sarah Cowley, Professor Alan Emond, Bristol University, Dr Barbara Stilwell, Global Campaign Executive Director at Nursing Now, the NHS Leadership Academy and Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, Department of Health and Social Care.


We have made a short video of some of the photos taken on the day:


Tweets from #iHVLeadership18

For those of you who could not either join us on the day or could not follow the #iHVLeadership18 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.

Next week is health visitor week.  The intention is to make health visiting as conspicuous as possible and we need your help.

Do take a few moments over the weekend/ on Monday with colleagues to think about how you could respond to this request.  If you have a selfie stick it might come in useful too!!

#ProudtobeaHV – Celebrate #HVWeek with your photos and stories

In support of #HVweek, we are encouraging all health visitors to share their photos, short videos, stories on Social Media (eg. Twitter and Facebook) about what makes them #ProudtobeaHV  – and using this hashtag to share it.

How are you making a difference to children’s lives?

Share what you do as an HV.

What makes you get out of bed every morning to do your HV work?

Take a photo of a colleague, take a short video of colleagues doing their work, post onto social media using the hashtag #ProudtobeaHV – and we will retweet/share/like your posts.

Let’s see how many fantastic stories, photos, videos and posts we can share next week.

So get ready to be #ProudtobeaHV – we think you’re all fantastic and doing a great job – so let’s make sure that everyone else knows too!

Join us in #HVweek and be #ProudtobeaHV

You might also like to ask some of your clients if they would like to put out a photo  with the slightly different hashtag #ProudofmyHV

Heres to a great week!!  Let’s make sure everyone knows about health visitors and health visiting – and join us on social media to share!