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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.
The iHV has developed further materials to support health visitors with their CPD: Standards to support professional practice; Prescribing in practice; Building Community Capacity Tool kit.
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.
To be a Centre of Excellence,
Three healthcare workers from Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) NHS Trust were commended at a ceremony in London and a first of its kind for the Institute of Health Visiting.
On Monday 13th April, the children’s continence charity ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence), will launch a national campaign called ‘Let’s Talk About Poo’ to raise awareness of childhood constipation among parents and carers of 2-4 year-olds and health and education professionals working with this age group.
How Health Visitors can Influence their Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is a new free webinar available on the iHV CPD Directory.
How Early Years Profile Data can be used to Influence Health Visiting Practice is a new free webinar in the iHV CPD Directory.
A free new e-learning resource which breaks down communication barriers and encourages information sharing between early years and the health workforce has been launched.
Professor Aidan Halligan, Director Well North, Principal, NHS Staff College, shares his views on creating a compassionate culture.
Lynne Watson, one of our fellows, together with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) e-learning unit, has put together a fabulous e-learning package for the iHV on Disability Matters.
Congratulations to everyone who submitted a poster at our regional conferences - they were great! And special congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the poster competition at each event.
The iHV has developed further materials to support health visitors with their CPD, including: National Standards Framework for Continuing Professional Development for Health Visitors – standards to support professional practice; Prescribing in practice – your guide to safe and effective prescribing; and Building Community Capacity (BCC) An introductory Tool kit for Health Visitors.
The iHV's response to the independent Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) which has been commissioned by the Secretary of State to make recommendations on the formula for 2016-17 local authority public health grants, including a component for 0-5 children’s public health services.
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.
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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