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A UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high-quality health visiting practice.
Supporting excellence and consistency in health visiting practice.
Providing a professional public health service based on evidence of what works for individuals, families, groups and communities to reduce health inequalities
We want to find out what is it really like to be a health visitor today? What matters most to health visitors? Please help us find out by completing our survey today.
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.
One year on, we have welcomed more than 1,500 associates, which along with research and training tenders, has helped us become more financially secure.
During our first year of operation all joiners will be given the distinction of being classed as Foundation Associates or Foundation Friends in recognition of their contribution to the early success of the iHV. The iHV welcomes associate members now.
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We want to find out what is it really like to be a health visitor today? What matters most to health visitors?
Please help us find out by completing our survey today
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New research from Start4Life highlights that mothers-to-be are looking for answers by revealing their top 20 questions
This week saw a series of victories for a campaign that has attracted almost 250,000 petition signatures as well as the backing of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon
New fact sheet produced by DH:'Getting to know your health visiting and school nursing service'
We are pleased to announce that NICE’s Public Health Programme Guidance on Domestic violence and abuse - how services can respond effectively (PH50) has been published today, 26th February 2014.
The NMC has committed to introducing a system of revalidation for nurses and midwives in late 2015 as well as publishing a revised Code and revalidation guidance later next year
Tomorrow, as part of the Department of Health and Public Health England’s week of action, Protecting Health: Nursing and Midwifery Successes and Challenges, they are focusing on immunisation.
PHE is launching a national conversation about health inequalities to better understand the English public’s perception and experience
On the 19th of February 2014, Founding Trustees of the iHV; Professor Dame Sarah Cowley and Professor Ros Bryar met with a delegation from UNICEF Ukraine, hosted on their behalf by the Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC)
We are again supporting these evening events as they provide us with a great opportunity to connect with health visitors in 16 venues across the UK. We won’t promise to attend them all in person but we will have a stand where you can pick up our latest resources at all of them.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has been informed of the tragic death of another baby smothered in a baby sling. The boy was smothered whilst out walking. It’s not the first death that’s come to our attention, and CAPT is calling on health visitors to help spread the word to parents about the need for caution when using soft fabric bag-style baby slings. The simple advice offered here is for all parents but particularly those with premature babies, twins, babies in fragile health and those with low weight.
Become an iHV Perinatal Mental Health Champion! The iHV wants to have PMH Champions in every organisation employing health visitors.
Become one of the iHV's domestic violence & abuse (DVA) Health Visitor Experts ***New dates added for Warwick, London, Guildford
The iHV is offering associates the opportunity to attend a research masterclass twice a year at a very reasonable cost. The dates for the first two masterclasses are April 10th, 2014 and 18th September, 2014. Register now.
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.
Enterprising iHV Perinatal Mental Health Champions Melita Walker and Maggie Scargill have decided that they want to help the iHV raise essential funds and they have the full support of their Trust. They are going to do the Great North run. The catch is that they want YOU to join them!!
The date for the first of two iHV masterclasses to be run by Professor Sally Kendall and Professor Pauline Pearson is on April 10th, 2014.
The iHV has been commissioned by the Department of Health to create a network of local Experts in DVA. The training provides 14 hours CPD. It is supported by an evidence-based training pack and will also be accompanied by e-learning to support the trainers and those wishing to access it later.
Our Voices reflection and Comment articles are interesting reflections on events attended and comments by policy makers, health visitors and others in this section.
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