We are delighted to announce that we will be back in Manchester at King’s House Conference Centre on 3 July 2024 for this year’s iHV Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Conference ‘A Healthier Future’ – with options to join us in-person in Manchester, or online, to give you flexibility.

The focus of this year’s EBP conference is on addressing health inequalities, a topic that has never been more poignant, with more babies and children experiencing poorer outcomes and living in poverty than ever before. How can we ensure a healthier future, where all babies and children can thrive? How can we use the best available evidence and research to reduce health inequalities and strengthen health visiting practice?

Our conference will provide a platform for local, national, and international experts and speakers to come together and share excellence in health visiting practice, public health, innovation, and the latest research focused on improving outcomes and reducing inequalities for babies, children and families.


We have a fabulous line up of speakers, including but not limited to:

  • Dr Allison Felker, Senior Researcher, MBRRACE-UK – who will share the findings from the MBRRACE-UK Report with a focus on inequalities in women’s health.
  • Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie, National Clinical Director neonatal Critical Care, NHS England, Arnie Puntis,Research and Policy Manager, NHS Race and Health Observatory and speakers from the RHO Maternal and Neonatal Health Advisory Group (to be confirmed) – who will be presenting on tackling inequalities for babies, children and families with black and brown skin.
  • Professor Helen Bedford– who will share her expertise on the world of childhood vaccinations, highlighting the current measles surge and falling rates of MMR vaccine uptake.
  • Dr Erica Gadsby and Professor Sally Kendall– who will present their RREHOPE study – an evaluation of the impacts of the pandemic (and service work arounds) on health visiting.
  • Alison Morton,CEO, Institute of Health Visiting – speaking about radical health visiting and driving change.
  • Michele Lawrence,Head of Safeguarding, Chief Public Health Nurse Office, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities – who will be presenting about the new Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2023 Guidance.
  • Ana María Narváez, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, The Food Foundation –who will be sharing The Food Foundation’s annual flagship report, The Broken Plate, and sharing vital metrics revealing the health of our food system and its impact on our lives.
  • Sharin Baldwin, Senior Health Visitor Research Lead, iHV/MECSH, and Hilda Beauchamp,iHV Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Lead – who will be sharing the findings from the Alarm Distress BaBy Scale (ADBB) feasibility study.
  • Plus, more to be announced soon!

Our conference programme also includes a wide range of interesting topics and presentations drawn from the highest scoring submissions to our call for abstracts from researchers and leaders in practice. We will be adding their details to our programme soon, once final confirmation is received.

See our fabulous ticket offers!

Don’t miss our special early bird ticket rates, available until 19 April 2024 – book your place today! In addition, group bookings of 5 or more will receive a 15% discount off the total order when booked at the same time.

Our two-day, virtual Evidence-based Practice Conference – Looking ahead to a fairer future (#iHVEBP2021) takes place on 21 and 22 September, and we are delighted to offer a special rate for group bookings to enable as many of you to join us at the event.

Book 5 places for the price of 4* (available on the 2-day rate only and not applicable to students or retired members)!


This special group offer also applies to the earlybird prices (both member and non-member rates), so why not take advantage of our earlybird rates before they disappear! Get together with 4 of your colleagues and book your 5 places for the special price of 4 – a great saving of 20% per ticket!

* This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer. This discount is not available on Retired or Student member tickets.

How to book this special group offer

  • If you are members, please have your individual membership numbers available to use for the first 4 places as the code to get your member delegate rates or the non-member rate will apply, and then enter the code 5for4EBP2021 to get the 5th place for free! Book today!
  • If you are non-members, please book your first 4 places, and then enter the same code as above 5for4EBP2021 to get the 5th place for free! Book today!

If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]

Don’t forget – our earlybird offer ends at 5pm on Friday 27 August


About our two-day, virtual Evidence-based Practice Conference – Looking ahead to a fairer future

21 and 22 September 2021 | Online

Our programme focuses on sharing best practice examples and research to improve health visiting practice. This conference will provide a much-needed time of reflection and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on babies, young children and their families, and the services that support them.

We have a fabulous line up of speakers, including

  • Representative from The Royal Foundation
  • Professor Gabriella Conti
  • Professor Jane Barlow
  • Dr Ruth Oshikanlu
  • And many more!

Check out the Evidence-based Practice Conference website to find out more including all our fabulous speakersprogrammes and how to book your place.