Fellows

MISS IT, MISS OUT……….

Roll out of the ‘FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH VISITING’ award scheme for 2014/15 is in full swing......


In May, we successfully launched the ‘Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting’ (FiHV) pilot and in June identified the iHV’s first Fellows:

  • Karen Afford, Education and Clinical Lead, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • Melita Walker, Health Visitor, City Health Care Partnership CIC
  • Alison Morton, Health Visitor/ Practice Teacher, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Elaine McInnes, Practice Teacher/ Project Manager, Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust and Professional Development Officer, iHV
  • Justine Rooke, Health Visitor/ Practice Teacher, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Minister Dan Poulter and iHV Fellows

From Left to Right: MP Dan Poulter, Dr Cheryll Adams and iHV Fellows Elaine McInnes, Justine Rooke and Melita Walker (July, 2014)

At the end of June, we rolled out the scheme which is designed to acknowledge 150 exceptional health visitors working in England and we will be announcing the next group of Fellows VERY SHORTLY.  

WHAT IS A FELLOW?

FELLOWS are those health visitors who can demonstrate they are delivering excellence in pratice and have made a real difference to the health outcomes of children and families. The Fellows will be HV's who 'push the boundaries’ and have an entrepreneurial spirit. They will come from a variety of backgrounds and whilst most will be from clinical practice, some maybe from education, and research. The Fellows scheme will deliver a country wide group of expert and confident health visitor leaders who will be of significant benefit to their organisations as they manage the transition of the health visiting service into local authority commissioning.

WHAT DOES THE iHV EXPECT OF THEIR FELLOWS?

It is expected that the Fellows will become local ambassadors for the iHV as well as a unique resource for their employers and peers. Through their direct links to the Institute they will be well placed to support the integration of new policy and research into practice and to help develop the next generation of health visitors. 

To be fully honoured as a FiHV you will undertake a four day FiHV develoment programme which will develop your leadership capacity. Some Fellows can chose to join an iHV academic development programme. You will have a personal mentor to support you on your journey to develop professional authority.

Might you be a future Fellow?


If you...

  • Are an Associate member of the iHV working in England
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in health visiting
  • Can evidence continuing substantive contributions to the profession and have the support of your service users, peers and organisation

.....then you might well be a future Fellow.


THE NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE FELLOWS AWARD WILL OPEN FRIDAY 29 AUGUST AND CLOSE MONDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

 

For more information please email Anita McCrum, FiHV Project Manager at Anita.McCrum@ihv.org.uk