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We had a wonderful day at iHV’s annual Evidence-based Practice Conference – Together, Fairer, Stronger – #iHVEBP2022

The iHV EBP conference, held on 15 September 2022 at King’s House Conference Centre in Manchester, was our first face-to-face conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was fantastic to see so many delegates in person!

The focus of this year’s conference was on reducing health inequalities and strengthening integrated working. We explored the learning from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as opportunities to promote health visiting and its role in tackling current public health priorities and improving outcomes for babies, children and families.

Programme and Speakers

Our packed programme brought together local, national, and international experts and speakers, all focused on strengthening health visiting practice through sharing the latest evidence, research, and practice examples.

Our inspirational and passionate speakers included:

  • Tash Oakes-Monger, National LGBT Project Manager
  • Kenny Gibson, Deputy Director for NHS Safeguarding
  • Jim McManus, President Association of Directors of Public Health UK, and Director of Public Health
  • Alison Morton, Executive Director, iHV
  • Clare Worgan, Head of Training and Education, Sands
  • Dr Karen Whittaker, Education and Workforce Lead, iHV
  • Sammie McFarland, CEO and Founder, Long Covid Kids Charity
  • Pilar Cloud, Project Lead, Action Cerebral Palsy
  • Louise Wileman, Health Visitor and CONI Co-ordinator
  • Dr Kate Abbott, Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr Lisa Marsland, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Martha Sercombe, Specialist Perinatal Mental Health, Health Visitor
  • Jo Claessens, BBC Tiny Happy People
  • Annalea Staples, Dental Therapist, University of Leeds
  • Dr Elizabeth Camacho, Health Economist, University of Manchester
  • Plus many, many more!

A big thank you to all our speakers, presenters and exhibitors for helping to make the day such a success!

Conference poster winner

Many congratulations to our best poster presentation winner: Tracey Long – with her poster Transition to adoptive parenthood: a conceptualisation

Best poster presentation winner: Tracey Long receiving her award from Alison Morton

Some of the Feedback

“It was my first iHV conference and it was much better than I expected. Having gone through covid it was lovely to hear people’s positive attitudes to health visiting and the information that was shared by all.”

“It was a fantastic conference, the quality of the speakers and range of topics was excellent. I feel reinvigorated in my purpose and have made some useful connections from other areas to link in with to progress programmes of work. Inspiring, welcoming and meaningful. Well done iHV!”

“Thank you for producing such an informative conference. The passion for the role shone though for me and inspired me as student at the start of my health visiting career.”

“Great venue, great speakers. Thank you for reinvigorating my HV Practice!”


Please note that the conference presentations are available to conference delegates only and they will have been sent the password required to access this page:

Tweets from #iHVEBP2022

For those of you who could not either join us on the day or could not follow the #iHVEBP2022 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.

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