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The Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association Response to the Crown Report CPHVA, 1999


The Association welcomes the Crown 11 Report and the opportunity to extend nurse prescribing further to embrace other groups of nurses.
It supports the fact that the majority of patients will continue to receive medicines on an individual basis, by prescription from a doctor, or sometimes, a dentist.

The CPHVA agrees that there are other clinical areas where it would be appropriate for other groups of professionals to be able to prescribe. While recognising implementation will be complex, the focus needs to be on improved patient care, and that extension of nurse prescribing needs to be within a framework of clinical governance.

CPHVA/Day Care Trust

Making the most of the National Child Care Strategy 1999

Health visitors need to be aware of the National Childcare Strategy and the services and support which should be delivered in every community. They are in a pivotal role to explain local services to families. They can highlight the childcare problems which children and parents are experiencing and get involved in the local planning process through the local Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships.

This briefing paper gives an overview of the current problems children and parents are experiencing in finding and affording suitable childcare; the main components of the National Childcare Strategy and Health Visitors can be active participants in this major programme of social change.

Clinical Audit/Clinical Effectiveness Project (Health Visiting and School Nursing)
Annual Report - April 1 1998 - March 31st 1999

This Department of Health funded project commenced in January 1996. The current activity of the project is based on the CPHVA strategy for clinical effectiveness and evidence based practice encompasses clinical audit.

Heather Livesey
CPHVA, 1999