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A UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high-quality health visiting practice.
There are upcoming opportunities to work with the iHV and we are seeking expressions of interest from prospective candidates.
Good Practice Points (GPPs) designed for Health Visitors (HVs) especially student and newly qualified HVs based on: the wide variety of common issues we encounter in every day practice, and those parents ask about
Helpful factsheets covering key areas of caring for your child, such as breastfeeding and weaning, health and immunisation, and development and behaviour
Lots of health visitors are running the Great North Run to support the iHV, Will you be one of them? Please support this fantastic initiative.
Over 3000 health visitors are Associate and Corporate members. Feedback from both employers and individual health visitors is very positive. Join us, or join your health visitors and experience the benefits that are designed to strengthen practice.
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Monitoring growth and use of growth charts.
In July's iHV evidence digest, Eileen Birks, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health and Wellbeing at Northumbria University and Dr Magda Sachs , Public Health Manager write on Monitoring growth and use of growth charts.
Read the digest here
This important campaign launched earlier in the month seeks to raise the profile of the gaps in perinatal mental health services with superb services in some places and none in others, and very patchy access to Mother and Baby Units. The iHV is a partner to this work and is driving service improvement in health visiting as part of the campaign.
The NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC) has been commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to produce a guideline on child abuse and neglect.
PHE has been tasked by Parliament to play its part in reducing inequalities and in reaching those in the poorest health fastest. There is, of course, inequity in every community, even within the most wealthy, but the social gradient in health........
The iHV is looking to appoint for a number of positions. Find out more
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance launches its #everyonesbusiness campaign - Tuesday 8th July. Pregnant women and new mothers in almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist mental health services, potentially leaving them and their babies at risk.
PHE and Department of Health public health nursing teams have run their third week of action and on Tuesday held their second annual conference, ‘At the heart of it all’, which it was my very great privilege to open.......
Following the successful appointment of their first 5 Fellows the iHV has announced its intention to recruit a further 145 Fellows across England
FoNS is very pleased to announce the call for applications for Patients First, FoNS’ partnership programme with the Burdett Trust for Nursing.
On the 1st of July, 2014, Minister Dan Poulter MP launched a fantastic new iHV resource to drive health improvement in the early years during his speech at the 'At the Heart of it All' public health conference in Birmingham.
Well Child are designing a tool to help parents to know when to seek help with a sick child
The iHV is offering associates the opportunity to attend a research masterclass twice a year at a very reasonable cost.
This film has been made as an educational resource for those suffering from perinatal mental health issues and to aid professionals. It follow the 'Maws' journey through perinatal mental health.
Applications are now open for the next roll out of the Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting Scheme. Deadline to apply is the 13th of August 2014.
Our Voices reflection and Comment articles are interesting reflections on events attended and comments by policy makers, health visitors and others in this section.
The latest is by Alison Morton on Becoming a Fellow of the iHV.
Health visitors, join Melita Walker and others to do the Great North Run for the iHV.
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