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Wow, what a day at #iHVLeadership2020 on Tuesday 1 December 2020!

Following the success of our first virtual conference in September 2020, we continued our plans for our annual leadership conference “Leading with vision: Be brave, stay safe, have hope!” and moved the event online.

With over 400 delegates, this was our largest leadership conference ever! And we were delighted to have a number of very eminent speakers to share their updates, insights and innovations.

2020 was a challenging year for health visitors as it was for everyone, but we wanted to mark the foundation of the iHV again with our annual morale-raising leadership conference. The important event provided the opportunity at the end of the year to refresh, reflect and discuss new thinking for the year ahead.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, The Institute of Health Equity (UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health)
  • Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Chair of the Government’s ‘Early Years Healthy Development Review’
  • Professor Philip Wilson Director, Centre for Rural Health
  • Professor Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse and Director Maternity and Early Years, Public Health England
  • Elizabeth Begley, Senior Nurse, Health Visiting and Early Years, Homerton Health Visiting Service
  • Dr Sharin Baldwin, Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Academic Lead, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and London North West NHS Healthcare Trust
  • Vicky Gilroy, Projects and Evaluation lead, Institute of Health Visiting
  • Cheryll Adams Executive Director, Institute of Health Visiting

Feedback

We received some amazing feedback:

“The virtual conference felt quite seamless, a varied amount of speakers with different expertise and a good opportunity to ask any questions”

“#iHVLeadership2020 really showing how to deliver a virtual conference with passion, drive and determination. I will forever consider the service as being the glue😊 @andrealeadsom”

“Fabulous virtual event – well done”

“I thought it was well presented and executed”

“Good opportunity to be part of a large event with high profile speakers during a difficult time.”

“Fabulous to have @andrealeadsom speaking about Early Years Healthy Development Review- Investing early has the greatest impact- “we need to stop the current ‘Wild west’”- Prevention is not just kinder, but it’s an awful lot cheaper than cure #iHVLeadership2020”

“enjoying my first iHV Leadership Conference 2020..fantastic info so far on recognition and early intervention of SMA and the important role of health visitors, household name and hv hero up next @MichaelMarmot  @VivJBennett @iHealthVisiting”

“Great listening to  @VivJBennett   lessons learnt re- covid and redeployment. Need for other professionals to have awareness of how skilled Health visitors are. Fantastic viv! #iHVLeadership2020  #healthvisitor #healthychildprogramme”

“@CheryllMa closes a fantastic #iHVLeadership2020 with an address that shares some wonderful snippets from a long and very successful health visiting career and leaves us with wise words…‘health visitors can save the world!’ @iHealthVisiting👏🏼”

“So many takeaways from today’s fabulous #iHV conference. Lots and lots to share, hard to know where to begin so starting with health and well-being of staff😊”

Conference recordings and presentations

Recordings from the day’s proceedings and presentation pdfs are available for conference delegates – via our conference website.

To access the conference recordings webpage, please log in using your email address (as used to attend the conference) and your personal conference reference number (the same number you used to join the online conference).

If you didn’t manage to grab a ticket to join us at the event, don’t worry! You can purchase access to listen to and watch all the speakers via our online conference platform – just purchase your pay to view online ticket to access all the recordings.


Social media

Have a quick spin through all the tweets collated from day in the Wakelet link below – so much to see! So, don’t miss out