A consultation outlining the future role of nurses in public health in Scotland will be unveiled at the annual Scottish conference of the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association in Edinburgh on Monday, 26 June.
The consultation document for The Review of the Nurses' Contribution to Improving the Public's Health will be launched by Anne Jarvie, Chief Nurse, Scottish Executive at the conference to be held at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.
The Director of the CPHVA, Jackie Carnell said: "It is excellent that this important consultation document is being launched at the CPHVA's Scottish Conference as health visitors and community nurses are keen to embrace the challenges that it sets out."
The CPHVA's Professional Officer for Scotland, Anna Daley said: "This is about encouraging best practice and leadership, looking at education, training and continuous improvement among the nursing staff. The consultation phase has been very inclusive incorporating social services, patient representatives and the voluntary sector, thus encouraging a broader remit for public health than has previously existed."