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9 October, 2000


The CPHVA and its parent union MSF have both welcomed the appointments of their senior officers to key NHS Taskforces on Modernisation.

Jackie Carnell, CPHVA Director, has been appointed to the Inequalities and Public Health Taskforce.

Jackie Carnell said today (Monday, 9 October): "There is much to be done if we are to tackle health inequalities and develop public health as a centre piece of government policy. My appointment reflects the crucial role that health visitors, school nurses and other community practitioners have in such work."

Roger Kline has ben appointed as the only trade union official on the Task Force on Modernisation of the Workforce.

He said today: "I am delighted to be on what will be the key Task Force on the workforce. The presence also on the task force of Pam Smith a leading lay biomedical scientist means we hope to make an effective constructive contribution on a range of key issues facing front line NHS staff."



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The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance union. The CPHVA represents 18,000 health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


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MSF represents 65,000 health service professionals including the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, laboratory scientific staff, medical technical officers, 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.

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