Calling all iHV members, tell us your views by 5 March 2021 for a chance to win a free ticket to an iHV conference during 2021!

We’d love to know more about how our members use their iHV membership – and also get your feedback on how we can improve our membership services for you. Our very short survey should take no more than 5 minutes of your precious time, but your views will be invaluable to us – and you get a chance to win a ticket to one of our highly popular conferences!

Check your January issue of iHV Times for the link and complete the survey by 5 March 2021 to be entered into a draw to win a free ticket to one of our fabulous 2021 conferences.

If you cannot find the link to our Jan 2021 membership survey, please contact [email protected]

Read below about our last lucky winner, Jen Menzies!

Jen Menzies
SCPHN HV and Senior lecturer Northumbria University

I always look forward to the arrival of my iHV Times, and avidly completed my membership survey last July.

I was delighted, after submitting my survey responses and entering the prize draw, to win a free conference place! I hope to use my prize to attend the evidence-based practice conference in September this year in Manchester.  I am optimistic this will be face-to-face!

The survey is a great way to ensure the iHV meets all the requirements of its members and, as both a practitioner and academic, the iHV resources ensure that I am up to date with contemporary issues and evidence-based practice in health visiting and the wider public health agenda. Particularly at present, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important we have online resources to help us navigate the new landscape in health visiting. The iHV is helping us do this virtually with its excellent free Insights webinars and e-resources to ensure we maximise the learning opportunities and remain aware of the latest evidence.

Jen Menzies, SCPHN HV and Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University


We are delighted that one of our members, Janine McKnight-Cowan, won the RCN Community and General Practice Nursing Award at last night’s RCN awards.

Janine, from Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, won the award for developing a tool to help health visitors explain to new mothers who’ve had a C-section as to why it’s important to take it easy.

She also presented her Five Guide for health visitors enhancing C-Section recovery on a poster at our evidence-based practice conference in May this year

As Janine says:

‘Five guide is so simple. For every lady who has a caesarean this has to be communicated. It is transferable for all health visitors, midwives and others. I now want to get this out as a national standard.’

Many congratulations Janine!