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22 October 2001


Joint Winners of CPHVA Health Visitor Awards


Two health visitors – from Armagh, Northern Ireland and Nottingham – have won awards highlighting the best health visiting practice during the last year.

Rosemary Hughes, senior nurse advisor (family and child protection), Armagh and Nottingham-based, Sue Warriner, Traveller liaison health visitor, were the winners of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association Charitable Trust Awards.

Each will receive a £500 personal award and £750 to develop their work at the CPHVA’s annual conference in Bournemouth (1-3 November 2001).

The trust was set up following a bequest from Dr Ian MacQueen, a medical officer of health in Aberdeen in the 1950’s and a lifetime supporter of the role of health visitors in public health.

The CPHVA chair, Pauline Pearson said: ‘The standard of all 43 entries really is a credit to our profession. Not only are people undertaking some excellent work, but people’s commitment to their client groups really showed through.

What was particularly noticeable was the high regard nominees were held in by their colleagues and the inspiration and leadership many of them were demonstrating. Short listing for the finalists was a very hard job indeed’.

Other finalists were:

Carole Howe, school health advisor, Norwich for developing and leading a team to address the needs of children with complex health needs and their families within mainstream and specialist education.

Robyn Pound, health visitor, Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust, for her contribution to the research in practice, and for her commitment over a number of years to developing services for parents and children.

The Fleetwood Positive Parenting Team: Maggie Bell, health visitor, Linda Ireland, nursery nurse, Joanne Jones, nursery nurse and Carol Walters, clerical worker, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust, for developing an outreach support and advice service to families with pre-school children who are experiencing difficulties.

Linda Boyd, Janet Glenwright and Sue Grecian, health visitors, Newcastle upon Tyne for developing an accredited parenting skills course which is not only of direct benefit to parents, but allows them access further educational opportunities.



Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

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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