Rebecca McConville is one of three Lincolnshire health visitors to be accepted to join the prestigious Institute of Health Visiting’s Fellowship programme.
Rebeccca, Elizabeth Bunney and Jenny Harper, who are all from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), were among 41 nationally to join the programme.
The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) Fellow scheme recognises the professional achievement of exceptional health visitors – creating a national group of expert and confident health visitor leaders who make a difference to the health outcomes of children and their families. Each candidate goes through a rigorous application process in which they are assessed for their contributions to health visiting and also to children, families and communities.
Rebecca, along with Elizabeth and Jenny, will undertake a four-day leadership development programme, and will be awarded certificates at a celebration event in March. Rebecca has worked with children in Lincolnshire since 1995, when she became a nursery nurse.
She has since held roles as a school nurse, health visitor, children’s centre manager and health visitor team leader.
Rebecca now supports the south west area of the county, focusing on Sleaford, Grantham, Stamford and Bourne, as locality lead for services for those aged 0-19.
Dr Cheryll Adams, director of the iHV, said: “We are delighted to appoint more Fellows to the Institute to strengthen leadership in the health visiting profession and to help develop the next generation of health visitors. There is immense talent in our profession and our Fellows lead the way in pushing the boundaries to ensure excellence in practice.”