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District Nurses Away day

Rosemary Mcquarrie Professional officer CPHVA arranged a District nurse away day for North Birmingham PCT on 09/09/04.

The away day was an opportunity for the district nurses within the pct to meet and network .while listening a variety of speakers. The CPHVA framework document " District Nursing at the crossroads" was outlined by Rosemary McQuarrie. The district nurses were given am opportunity to discuss and comment on the framework, which was received very favourably.

Pat Jackson Professional officer CPHVA spoke about public health and the valuable contribution district nurses make to the public health agenda. Avril McDondald a cardiovascular nurse consultant spoke about the unique work she was doing in Winchester with patients with cardio-vascular disease.

Mark Jones Director of the CPHVA lead the afternoon with his session on advanced practice . The district nurses were highly motivated by the day and the Chair Sandra Rote was keen to find out more about the series of one day conferences the CPHVA is running for district nurses around the county.

The dates for the district nurse conferences are

Wednesday 3rd November 20004 London New Connaught Rooms

Friday 12th Noveneber2004 Edinburgh Hilton Grovenor Hotel

Thursday 18th November 2004 Birmingham Egdbaston cricket club

Friday 26th November 2004 Leeds Queens hotel

Friday 3rd December 2004 Cardiff Angel Hotel.

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