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12 January 2000




Community nurses in Northern Ireland will learn how to make their voices heard in the corridors of power at a
conference in Belfast on Friday, 28 January.

The Community Nursing - Politically Speaking conference, organised by the Northern Ireland Community Nursing Network, has a range of keynote speakers who will tell the community nurses how best to get their viewpoint across to ministers in the province's new power-sharing Executive and how to influence the NHS agenda.

The network was launched by the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association (CPHVA) and Queen's University of Belfast last year.

Speakers include Ann Keen MP; Joan O'Hagan, Director of Nursing, Newry & Mourne Trust; and Quintin Oliver,
Director, Stratagem NI Ltd.

The CPHVA's Director, Jackie Carnell said: "With Northern Ireland now entering a new positive chapter in its history,
the lobbying skills and political understanding that community nurses require have radically changed.
This conference will chart the way forward so that the concerns of community nurses are heard loud and clear."

  • Those wishing to attend the conference should contact Garth Halliday, CPHVA Education Department, 40 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD. Tel: 020 7939 7052. E-mail: [email protected]



Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

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CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

The CPHVA - the UKs third largest nursing union - represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses, district nurses and nursery nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is a professional section of the Amicus trade union