Bookings open for Tuesday 26 April 2022


This is an opportunity to book a place on our hosted Neonatal Families Ambassadors Training event which provides an opportunity for individual practitioners to complete our programme.

iHV has been supported by the Tiny Lives Trust to develop a programme of training for health visitors to be “Neonatal Families Ambassadors” for their areas. The training has been co-produced by parents and professionals to support health visitors in their role with families.

Who is it for?

Qualified health visitors with an interest in preterm and sick babies, and staff development.

Date and Time:

  • Tuesday 26 April 2022
  • 09:00-16:30 online – log in from 08:45

Cost of places:

  • £200 – iHV Member (membership number required for booking)
  • £225 – Non-member

How do I apply?

The Institute of Health Visiting and Tiny Lives Trust have worked in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare to develop a new e-learning session for health visitors working with families to transition from neonatal units to home.

The e-learning session aims to raise awareness of the health visitor’s role in supporting sick and preterm babies. It is intended to complement existing e-Learning for Healthcare training programmes, which are referred to during the session.

The resource was coproduced in partnership with parents of babies who have been on neonatal units.

For more information about the resources, including access details, please visit the e-LfH website.

Health Education England (HEE) has worked in partnership with the Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, University Southampton Hospitals, Oxford University Hospitals and HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop a learning resource to improve education and training of all relevant staff in the support of breastmilk provision for preterm and sick infants.

The e-learning programme will also enable healthcare professionals to improve breastmilk provision rates at discharge from neonatal units.

The content is suitable for all professionals who work to support to improving breastmilk provision including:

  • Non-registered and registered nurses
  • Midwives and maternity healthcare support workers
  • Medical trainees
  • All medical staff

This resource can be used as a preparatory learning experience and can also be used for performance support by healthcare professionals. The content is split into four main sections:

  • After delivery – what the healthcare professional should know and help the mother to understand before she starts expressing breastmilk
  • Starting to express – how to support a mother practically and emotionally as she begins to express
  • Increasing milk supply – how to support mothers to maintain and increase their breastmilk supply
  • Resources – access to a set of useful job aids and reference tools.

The e-learning programme is available to access for free via the e-LfH Hub and the Electronic Staff Record.

For more information about the e-learning programme and details on how to access the programme visit: