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To: NHS Consultation

Wellington House

133-155 Waterloo Road

London SE1 8UG


Re: Care Homes for Older People & Younger Adults

Consultation Document – August 2002

Response from the (Community Practitioners & Health Visitors Association)

The (Community Practitioners’ & Health Visitors’ Association) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the above consultation document. The CPHVA is the UK professional body that represents registered nurses and health visitors who work in a primary or community health setting. The CPHVA is an autonomous section of the new amicus trade union, the country’s second largest.

With 18.000 members, the CPHVA is the third largest professional nursing union and is the only union which has public health at it’s heart.

The CPHVA response is general rather than about specific issues or standards. The revised standards for care homes appears to set out an ideal, but acknowledges that where t

Professional Officer for
School Health & Public Health
October 2002