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Our NIHR/iHV Research Champions are health visitors who are passionate about research to support health visiting practice – they are aligned to the Clinical Research Network regions.

Health Visitor Research Champions meet to kick off new HV Research Champions scheme

Health Visitor Research Champions meet to kick off new HV Research Champions scheme

Research Champions:

  • Work collaboratively with the iHV, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), relevant research teams and other Champions to support the development of portfolios of research
  • Work together to increase health visitor contribution to research studies
  • Support the development of a research-rich culture within the health visiting workforce
  • Contribute to a national forum of Champions including attendance at 3 National forum meetings a year
  • Contribute to national activities of the forum and health visiting including sharing of good practice and development of new ways of working
  • Support the creation of opportunities for more research careers in health visiting