Fellows networking opportunities

Fellows are encouraged to network with their fellow Fellows!  A closed group for Fellows already exists on Face Book and we have now just set up a new closed group on Linked In - a professional networking site. We have done this as Terry Rich who led the Fellows training session on 'Understanding Local Government' during our development days is hosting Q+A sessions to help us connect in the best way with our local authority colleagues.
Fellows should already have received an invite to join our Linked In Fellows closed group.  You will need a Linked In Profile to join the group - it is a simple process to set up a LinkedIn account.  If you have not received an invitation, please request to join the group

So get social on social media, join your Fellows in closed groups on Face Book and Linked In.




EMAIL: trisha.owen@ihv.org.uk

In the meantime, find out more about Fellows of the iHV below:

What is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting (FiHV)?

Fellows are health visitors with exceptional leadership qualities delivering excellence in practice. They are known as professionals who 'push the boundaries', have an entrepreneurial spirit and have made a real difference to the health outcomes of children, families and communities. Whilst many are from clinical practice, some also come from research and education.

To be fully honoured as an FiHV, applicants participated in a 4 day Fellows Leadership Development Programme which concluded with a national conferment ceremony on 11 March 2015.     

Why should YOU become a Fellow?

Join the country's prestigious group of expert health visitors to:

  • Lead the next generation of health visitors
  • Contribute to the national development of your profession
  • Become an ambassador for health visiting
  • Be recognised as a unique resource for your organisation
  • Provide best practice guidance for your peers
  • Be a key asset for your organisation as the health visiting service transitions to local authority commissioning

The Fellows programme is sponsored by the Department of Health, England. 

What do YOU get?

  • Greater job satisfaction
  • Enhanced career prospects
  • Increased professional recognition

 The iHV offers its Fellows

  • A 4 day Fellows Leadership Development Programme
  • Membership of the e-Community of Practice
  • Regional network sessions to review policy and contribute to the profession's body of knowledge
  • Opportunities to join and influence national working groups
  • Access to opinion leaders and policy makers 
  • Priority access to masterclasses
  • Annual Fellows Conference

 Could you be a Fellow?

  • Are you an associate member of the iHV working in England? If you have not yet joined, check with your senior nurse if your organisation has corporate membership.
  • Do you have at least five years’ experience in health visiting, or can demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities with firm evidence of positive outcomes for children, families and communities
  • Can you evidence continuing substantive contributions to the profession?
  • Do you have the support of your service users, peers and organisation?

If you answered 'YES' to all of these questions, you might well be one of our future Fellows. For information about the Fellows Award, please contact Trisha Owen, FiHV Project Manager, trisha.owen@ihv.org.uk