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2 June 2002




The future provision of public health in Scotland will be discussed at the annual Scottish conference of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association in Edinburgh on Thursday, 20 June.

The conference – Public health – everybody’s business - will put the public health agenda in Scotland, which has some of the worst rates for heart disease, obesity and cancer in Western Europe, under the microscope.

The CPHVA’s Professional Officer for Scotland, Anna Daley said: ‘Improving people’s health in Scotland is not just the responsibility of the NHS, but social services, voluntary groups and people themselves. We have to work together to improve the health of families and communities.’

We need to gain a better insight into the Scottish ‘effect’ on health which contributes to key health indicators being less favourable than comparable developed countries.’

The conference will be held at Murrayfield Stadium between 0945 and 1600 on 20 June. Speakers include Winona Samet, Nurse Advisor, Community Care Unit, Scottish Executive, and Helen Spratt, Director of Nursing, Highland Primary Care NHST.



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