iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference 2023
Hope for the future
In-person one-day conference | Thursday 21 September 2023

We are delighted to announce that we will be back in Manchester at King’s House Conference Centre on 21 September 2023 for this year’s iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference.

The focus of this year’s EBP conference is health equity. How can we ensure a brighter future, where all babies can thrive and live healthy lives? How can we use the best available evidence and research to promote health equity and strengthen health visiting practice?

Long-standing health care disparities and inequities have been illuminated and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cost of living crisis. Systemic inequities, such as poverty and economic disadvantage are preventing babies, children, and families from achieving optimal health, leading to avoidable differences in health outcomes.

Our conference programme brings together local, national, and international experts and speakers who are focused on strengthening health visiting practice. The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice, within a “whole system” public health approach, with the aim to equip health visitors with new knowledge and skills to address key challenges in prevention and early intervention work with babies, children, and families.


Conference Aim:

To integrate the best research evidence with clinical expertise and parent/carer experiences, to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities for babies, children, and families.

Learning outcomes:

  • To hear and learn the latest evidence and research on key public health priorities for babies, children, and families
  • To equip health visitors and practitioners working in health visiting teams with new knowledge and skills to address key challenges in prevention and early intervention work, to reduce inequalities and improve access to health care
  • To explore equitable solutions to address barriers that prevent access to high-quality care and improved health outcomes
  • To explore ways of improving community and population health, building partnerships, and advance diversity and inclusion
  • To hear about the latest national developments for health visiting
  • To hear and learn from cutting edge researchers, national and local experts, and parents/carers/those with lived experience
  • To gain insight into how place-based, multi-professional, integrated working can ensure every baby thrives and inequalities are reduced
  • To hear about recommendations for policy and practice
  • To gain CPD points to support NMC revalidation
  • To have networking opportunities with peers to further develop relationships and share best practice.



Georgina Mayes
Policy and Quality Lead

Institute of Health Visiting


Delegates will explore...

The latest evidence-based practice to support ways to reduce health inequalities and improve outcomes for babies, children and families. 

Learn the research to further expand your knowledge on how place-based, multi-professional and integrated working can give every baby the best start in life.

Why is CPD in healthcare important?

Continuous Professional Development has the potential to deliver a high return on investment.

'It offers staff career progression that motivates them to stay and, just as importantly, equips them with the skills to operate at advanced levels of professional practice and to meet patients' needs in the future'. NHS, Long Term Plan, 2019. 


Who should attend?

This includes, but is not limited to: 

Health visitors and members of health visiting teams, practitioners working in the early years, commissioners, managers, government officials, third sector organisations, researchers, parents with lived experience and those practising public health nursing in the UK or further afield.