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CPHVA Monthly Media Digest Sept/Oct 2002
Coverage generated by press releases during September-October 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
Mark Jones is new CPHVA director
Nursing Standard – an interview on Mark’s vision
Heart Forum magazine - carries appointment
300% fee hike idea for health workers opposed by amicus
Therapy Weekly - Roger Spiller quoted as protesting about "300%" hike
Modernising Child Protection conference
Nursing Times - carries news feature Past failures prompt drive for innovation to tackle child abuse
Nursing Standard – carries news feature Health workers overlook shaken baby syndrome
Health visitors call for ‘substantial’ pay rise
Nursing Times – Community nurses in need of cash boost
Nursing Standard – carries story calling for ‘substantial’ rise
www.sourceuk.net - site of the Public Management Journal – The Emperor’s Tailors – two page article on CPHVA’s pay claim.
New chair for the CPHVA
Whitley Bay Guardian – carries story on Carolyn Taylor
CPHVA welcomes possibilities for closer collaboration between health and social care
Nursing Times – Rosemary McQuarrie quoted on Milburn’s speech
CPHVA is keen to engage in discussion around the development of Children’s Trusts
Plymouth’s Director of Public Health wins leadership award
Nursing Standard – carries story
Parents targeted in Welsh passive smoking campaign
Other media mentions
5. Dairy item on mark Jones at the Nursing Times Awards ceremony
1. Pat Jackson quoted in article re: NMC’s plans to shake-up the register
3. Mark Jones comments on first national suicide strategy, saying that practice nurses
had their part to play.
4.CPNA’s raises concerns about proposed Mental Health Bill
5. Mark Jones calls for a review of financial packages offer to nurse returners
6. CPHVA warns some areas are cutting back on child protection
7. Pat Jackson warns government against ‘scare mongering’ over health staff being vaccinated re: biological warfare attack on the UK
8. CD-Rom on vaccine administration endorsed by CPHVA
9. Roger Spiller quoted on Agenda for Change talks
10. Extending ‘Section 28’ in the NHS criticised by Pat Jackson
11. Mark Jones calls a review of financial packages offered to returning nurses
12. Delay on 66 issues for Agenda for Change is frustrating says CPHVA policy officer, Colin Adkins
13. Mark Jones says it is discriminatory to pay directors of nursing in PCTs less than in the acute sector
14. Mark Jones said that it would be easy for Alan Milburn to allow nurses to prescribe drugs for wider purposes.
4. Mark Jones writes editorial for Practice Nurse
5. Lead story ‘CPHVA to push pros of working for PCTs’
The Independent – Pat Jackson quoted on the changing role of school nurses
Birmingham Post – carries story re: Mark Jones letter on smacking loophole
1. Heart Forum magazine – carries Rosemary Hughes’ apt to Commission for Health Improvement
2. Business Britain magazine – quotes CPHVA on new flu injections offered by ASDA
3. Pregnancy and Birth magazine – Briege Coyle (photo) interviewed on PND
4. Health Now (consumer magazine for 18-25yr olds) – Cheryll Adams quoted on US study saying that nurse shortages led to proportionately increased patient deaths
5. Therapy Weekly – Colin Adkins quoted on ‘propagandist’ targets for increased therapists
6. Health Which? – Colin Adkins and Shaun Noble quoted on staff crisis in community health services
Letters to the media
The Independent- Mark Jones signs joint letter on ‘Parents need better ways than "reasonable chastisement"’
CPHVA Professional Communications Officer,
NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS
For further information, please contact:
Ann Owen ( 07768 931 297
Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043
mobile ( 07768 69 39 40
CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA web site: amicus-cphva.org
The CPHVA represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.
NOTE FOR NEWS DESKS
For further information, please contact
Shaun Noble Press Officer (020) 7939 7043 Mobile 0468 69 39 40 MSF
press releases can be seen on our web site: www.msf.org.uk
Amicus/MSF represents 65,000 health service professionals including the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, laboratory scientific staff, 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.
Amicus/MSF has 400,000 skilled and professional members in a wide range of industries. It is the UK's second largest union.