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15 January 2001

NEW CPHVA CHAIR FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

Loretta Crumlish, a health visitor from Derry, has been appointed as the new chair of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association in Northern Ireland.

Ms Crumlish, who has worked for the Foyle NHS Trust for ten years, takes on the three-year stint from Rosemary Hughes.

She said: "I am very honoured to take up this post and will do my best to represent the views of the members in Northern Ireland. We will lobby the Northern Ireland Assembly hard – and hopefully successfully – to ensure proper resources to maintain and expand community nursing."

Recently, Ms Crumlish won a £1,000 when she came third in the Quality Awards 2000 organised by the Department of Health and Personal Social Services, and the Institute of Healthcare Management. The award was for her work with the community mothers programme in Derry.

The CPHVA is holding a conference entitled Community Nurses – Northern Ireland’s invisible army at the Dunadry Hotel and County Club, Antrim on Friday, 26 January.

Speakers will include: Prof. Monica McWilliams, MLA (Women’s Coalition) who will outline the future policy on primary care in Northern Ireland and Dr Carolyn Mason, Nursing Officer – Public Health, Department of Health and Public Safety.

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NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS

A photograph is enclosed for the print media of Ms Crumlish who is available for interview.

THE MEDIA ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE COMMUNITY NURSES – NORTHERN IRELAND’S INVISIBLE ARMY CONFERENCE.

Please contact:

Shaun Noble Press Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile 07768 69 39 40

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA web site: www.msfcphva.org

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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