Kent, Surrey and Sussex has four Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) fellows in the region: Pauline Bigwood, Julia Haynes, Julie Dalton and Helen Foad, who have all been awarded this distinction from May 2014 onwards.
The iHV is a centre of excellence, supporting the development of universally high quality health visiting practice. As part of its work, the iHV recognises exceptional health visitors who have made a real difference to health outcomes for children and families in England by awarding them fellowships.
Continuing its support of health visiting in the region, HEKSS has provided its health visiting workforce with corporate membership to the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV).
iHV fellows are recognised for their experience and passion to drive the profession forward. Using their experience and knowledge, fellows teach and inspire the new generation of health visitors who make a difference for children and families to improve health outcomes every day.
Through the fellowship, members become part of a large network of passionate health visitors across the country, who share and enthuse about ideas and influence policy and raise awareness of new ways to address identified health needs. They also work with partner and voluntary agencies within our community to support early intervention.