Friday, 30 November 2012

Professor is Founding Trustee of New Institute of Health Visiting

Professor Sally Kendall (3rd from left) with iHV
colleagues and Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter
Professor Sally Kendall, from the University’s Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, is one of the distinguished founding trustees of the newly-launched Institute of Health Visiting (iHV).

For a hundred and fifty years health visitors have been helping to support Britain’s new families. And the launch of the new Institute of Health Visiting will promote best practice in the next generation of professionals.

Health visitors play a unique role in society – they are vital in improving the health and wellbeing of children, their families and the wider community. They walk through every door where there is a baby, they work with families from all backgrounds and help children to get the best possible start in life.

Sally’s research interest is in community and primary health care nursing and health visiting, especially family health.  This area of expertise, combined with her previous experience as a health visitor, provides fundamental knowledge to ensure the future skills of health visitors.

The new Institute, launched by Health minister Dr Dan Poulter, is backed by the Prime Minister and leading experts in the field of health visiting.  It will ensure that health visitors have access to the latest research and practice materials – raising professional standards in health visiting practice and helping them to best serve families in every sector of UK society.

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