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20 October 2000

 

COMMUNITY PRACTITIONERS CHEERED BY MINISTER'S DEADLINE FOR "USELESS STATISTICS"

 

The 1,300 delegates to the CPHVA Professional Conference in Harrogate yesterday (Thursday, 19 Oct) gave thunderous applause to Health Minister, Yvette Cooper when she announced the end of the collection of what community nurses regard as "useless statistics".

CPHVA Head of Labour Relations, Roger Kline said today (Friday, 20 October): "The loudest applause was for the announcement that health visitors, school nurses, district and other community nurses would no longer have to collect total face-to-face contacts for Korner returns with immediate effect. The collection and processing of these measures of 'contacts' with patients and clients have long been condemned by the CPHVA as a substantial waste of time."

"The CPHVA has been working with the Department of Health for some time on a better, more useful information system for NHS community staff."

"This announcement vindicates the campaign the CPHVA began in 1995 and we warmly welcome Yvette Copper's announcement, which will undoubtedly boost staff morale."

 
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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

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