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Double recognition for health visitors

Congratulations to two colleagues in our health visiting service after their achievements in Birmingham saw them earn national recognition.

At the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) national leadership event in London, health visitor Wendy Taman (pictured, right) was awarded a rare honorary fellowship in recognition of her daily work tweeting key health news relevant to health visiting on behalf of the Institute, keeping the profession up-to-date on news and the evidence base for practice across the country on a daily basis.

Wendy also leads  the innovative and popular Birmingham Forward Steps HV service facebook page, providing current health information and support for parents and  carers and another source of evidence for practice and news for professionals working with 0-5s.

Wendy Taman receiving her honorary iHV fellowship.
Wendy receiving her fellowship.
Alis Rasul presenting at the iHV leadership conference.
Alis addresses the conference.

At the same event, health visiting team leader Alis Rasul gave a presentation on her prestigious Mary Seacole Award-winning project on cultural safety to an audience of academics, practitioners and other leaders in the field.

Divisional director of nursing and therapies, children and families services division Elizabeth Webster said: "Congratulations to both for their achievements, which represent hard work and excellence in health visiting and early years practice."

Birmingham Community Healthcare leads Birmingham Forward Steps - a partnership delivering the integrated citywide health and wellbeing service for children aged 0-5.

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