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154 fantastic Fellows received their Fellowship of the iHV at a conferment ceremony on 11 March with Dr Dan Poulter MP and Professor Viv Bennett. A wonderful evening was had by all!
Associate members have access to members-only resources, including the latest tools, guidance and evidence-based materials to ensure that you can make a real difference to children
Just launched - our new online CPD Directory - your one-stop shop to access information about a wide range of CPD opportunities that will enhance your capabilities as a health visitor for each of the High Impact Areas for Early Years.
“Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting: your 3 step guide to personalising your Continuing Professional Development” is your new guide which contains tools and resources to support you planning, completing and recording your development activity.
With Easter just around the corner, the next Twitter chat will be Monday 13 April. Topic is High impact 5 Managing Minor Illness and Reducing Accidents (Reducing Hospital Attendance/Admissions)
Health Education England has tasked the Institute of Health Visiting with producing new, customised Frameworks to support every health visitor from day one as a new member of the team right through their career as a health visitor. There are 4 frameworks.
With over 4500 health visitors as Associate and Corporate members, 2015 is the year to join us either as an individual health visitor or join your whole HV team to experience the iHV benefits that are designed to strengthen HV practice.
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A short "Storify" summary of Tweets from the iHV professional conference in Leeds.
A short "Storify" summary of Tweets and comments from last week's iHV professional conference in London.
Viv Bennett's blog discusses health visiting - a vital part of the public health workforce. As the national health visiting programme comes to a close and we prepare to transfer the commissioning of 0-5 services to local authorities it is timely to reflect on what has been achieved and the excellent work being done. It is important that PHE and all those working in public health are aware of the transformed HV service – what it offers to parents in terms of access and experience and impact on health outcomes. This blog looks at the programme and the progress.
A newly-qualified health visitor from the Whittington blogs on attending the iHV professional conference in London.
Calling all health visitors in Wales and Scotland! Come along to speak to the iHV on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at the Cardiff Mariott Hotel or Tuesday 2 June 2015 at the Strathclyde Hilton.
The iHV conference for the London region was held in the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster London on Thursday 19 March - with spectacular views over Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben!
The health visiting service has been transformed in recent years to improve access, experience, outcomes and contribute to reducing health inequalities. This is the story of what's been achieved through more health visitors and renewed vision.
iHV Fellows, Jackie Gaventa and Sue Clarke, were both key speakers at the National Allergy Strategy Group, an All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy.
iHV welcomes the new Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Report published today. The Report - Falling through the gaps: Perinatal mental health and general practice - is from the Centre for Mental Health and RCGP to understand women's experiences and the role of GPs in disclosure, identification and support.
The Institute of Health Visiting, part of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA,welcomes the £75 million over 5 years allocated to perinatal mental health services following George Osborne’s announcement today, as well as the acknowledgement of the unmet mental health needs of pregnant women and new mothers.
A new suite of Professional Guidance materials is being developed for iHV Associate members to help them manage their career.
Calling all Belfast-based health visitors! Come along to speak to the iHV on Tuesday 24 March at the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast.
Due to the popularity of the iHV Perinatal Mental Health Champion training, a new training date is announced - 19-20 February 2015 to be hosted by NELFT in Essex.
Due to the popularity of the iHV Infant Mental Health Champion training, a new training date is announced for London - 17-18 March 2015 at the University of London.
The #iHVForum is holding a special Twitter chat on Monday 2 Feb to support the Dept of Health's week of action ‘Health visiting: listening to parents, transforming services’. And now has 2 special guests: Viv Bennett and Sarah Cowley. The Dept of Health will be sharing the story of how health visiting has been transformed to increase access to services and improve the experience of parents and children.
Book your free place at the iHV professional conferences to drive forward Health Visitor leadership in practice in your region: • Tuesday 27 January 2015 – Sutton Coldfield • Friday 27 February 2015 – Berkshire • Tuesday 10 March 2015 – Leeds • Thursday 19 March 2015 - London
The HV Conference at Leeds on March 10th was a great location for the launch of Health Visitors Community of Practice Evidence Hub (HV-eCOP) Twitter Account. Follow us @HVeCOP #eCOP and spread best practice, raise issues and make the delivery of health visiting more and more effective!
Our Voices reflection and Comment articles are interesting reflections on events attended and comments by policy makers, health visitors and others in this section.
"Mental health, the essential component for positive childhood outcomes" video of talk by Dr Cheryll Adams at GovToday Early Years: High Impact for Health, December 2014
Three new Good Practice Points for Health Visitors on Alcohol Harm, Reduction and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome have been published in our members-only Resource Library.
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