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Press Release Press Release Press Release Press  Release   

27 November 2001

 

CPHVA Welcomes ‘No Congestion Charges for Health Workers’
 

The announcement that health staff who use their cars for essential NHS duties won’t be out of pocket when congestion charges
are introduced in London was warmly welcomed by the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association today (Tuesday, 27 November).

The CPHVA’s director Jackie Carnell said: ‘The announcement that health staff, who carry confidential patient records, such as our members, won’t pay congestion charges is a victory for the campaign we have waged to point out the horrendous cost that vital NHS staff would bear if they were subject to these charges.’

‘We are glad that Transport for London and the Mayor Ken Livingstone have listened to our representations.
Obviously, we will be studying the proposals in detail, but, on the face of it, it looks very good news for health staff in the capital.’

The CPHVA, and the Community Psychiatric Nurses Association (CPNA), both part of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance union (MSF), are members of the Alliance for Health Professionals, representing health visitors, district nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, and radiographers. The alliance was worried that services to patients and clients could be hit if its members have to pay Ł25-a-week in congestion charges out of their own pocket.

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The CPHVA - the UK’s 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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