CPHVA Monthly media digest March-April, 2002

Coverage generated by press releases during March - April 2002. Press release titles in bold.

Please note that the list of media ‘credits’ is not meant to be exhaustive. Some cuttings take time to come in, so the digest includes results received this month from releases sent out in previous months.

Besides, the CPHVA web site, the press releases are also sent to four other websites (listed below):

www.health-news.co.uk - "the largest specialist health news agency in Europe"

www.justfornurses.co.uk – backed by insurance company Eagle Star as "a brand building exercise"

www.nursingtimes.net – the Nursing Times website

www.sourceuk.net - site of the Public Management Journal


CPHVA director condemns MMR hysteria

Birmingham Post – Julie Kirkbride, MP calls for single vaccines, but CPHVA supports MMR

New primary cares boards ‘a bridgehead’, says CPHVA

Nursing Standard – carries CPHVA comments

Health visitor shortages in London could affect new PCTs, says CPHVA

Nursing Standard – Obi Amadi calls for greater recruitment effort

Nursing Times - " " " " "

Certification Officer backs CPHVA over not calling a special general meeting

Nursing Standard – CPHVA leaders ‘acted properly’

Nursing Times – ‘CPHVA breach of rules claim dismissed’

New chair elected for the Community Psychiatric Nurses Association

Nursing Times – carries story

Aberdeen Journal – carries story

‘A springboard for dramatic improvement in the nation’s health’, says CPHVA

Nursing Times – Jackie Carnell in budget preview would welcome budget friendly policy

Nursing Standard – Jackie Carnell in budget preview predicts tax rises to pay for NHS

Nursing Times – quotes Jackie Carnell saying this was ‘a watershed budget’

Other media mentions

Nursing Times


  1. ‘Members take their union to arbitration’ – story on Certification Officer

  2. Jackie Carnell quoted in new framework document on district nursing

  3. Barrie Brown comments on Agenda for Change progress

  4. Jackie Carnell quoted on new King’s Fund report about boosting employees morale in NHS

Nursing Standard

1. Pat Jackson quoted on new report on sexually transmitted diseases. All services should be under one roof, she said.

2. Pat Jackson comments on photo of young woman, who died from heroin, re:

shock tactics

3. Jackie Carnell welcomes BMA report that says GPs should no longer be seen as

‘sole gatekeepers’ to the NHS

4. Story on Certification Officer hearing re: CPHVA special general meeting

5. Jackie Carnell quoted as saying new PCTs will be springboard to develop services locally


  1. Practice Nurse – Rosemary McQuarrie saying that figures on ageing community

nurse workforce was "worrying "

2. Practice Nurse – Rosemary McQuarrie writes preview for Practice Nurse Conference

3. Practical Parenting – Obi Amadi interviewed

Shaun Noble, CPHVA Professional Communications Officer, April, 2002