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15 December, 2004

CHARTING THE WAY FORWAD FOR SCOTLAND’S NURSERY NURSES AND PRACTICE NURSES IN 2004

Key issues facing and nursery nurses and practice nurses in Scotland are to be tackled at separate conferences to be staged by the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association early in 2004.

The venue for both events will be at the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow - for nursery nurses, 29 January, 2004 and for practice nurses, Thursday, 26 February.

The UK's nursery nurses are set to receive an approximate Ł2,000 increase to their salaries under the new Agenda for Change pay structure. This follows a grading campaign by the Amicus - the CPHVA’s parent trade union - which has 900 nursery nurse members.

One of the highlights of the practice nurse day will be exploring the impact of the GMS contract and what this will mean for practice nurses.

The CPHVA’s Professional Officer for Scotland, Anna Daley said: ‘Career development and current initiatives flowing from the Scottish Executive are top of the agenda for both nursery nurses and practice nurses – and these will be key topics on these two days.’

  • To obtain tickets for either conference, you should contact CPHVA on

Tel: 020 7939 7052/7045 Email: garth.halliday:@amicus-m.org

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NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS:

  • From 1 January 2004, the CPHVA becomes is the first nursing union to offer full membership to nursery nurses.
  • The venue for nursery nurses is the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow on Thursday, 29 January, 2004 and for practice nurses Thursday, 26 February at the same hotel. Price Ł20. The days will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm

For further information, please contact:

Anna Daley ( 07798 531 001

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

The CPHVA represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses, district nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the Amicus trade union.

 

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NOTE FOR NEWS DESKS

For further information, please contact

Shaun Noble Press Officer (020) 7939 7043 Mobile 0468 69 39 40 MSF

press releases can be seen on our web site: www.amcius-cphva.org.uk

Amicus/MSF represents 65,000 health service professionals including the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, laboratory scientific staff, the College of Health Care Chaplains, the Community Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Medical Practitioners' Union, clinical psychologists, speech therapists, the Hospital Physicists Association and the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association.

Amicus/MSF has 400,000 skilled and professional members in a wide range of industries. It is the UK's second largest union.

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