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12 June 2002




Mark Jones has been appointed as director of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association.
Mark Jones, who is Primary Care Policy and Practice Adviser with the Royal College of Nursing, replaces Jackie Carnell who is stepping down after six years as director.
He said: ‘The CPHVA has a strong - and proud - tradition of working to promote the role of community practice and helping its members provide the best possible care to families and communities.’
‘The values and commitment that community practitioners bring to their roles are ones, which I hold dear. I look forward to tackling the professional and labour relations’ issues that concern the CPHVA membership. I would also like to continue the CPHVA’s policy of raising the profile of public health with government, the NHS and opinion formers.’
Mark Jones has worked for the RCN since 1989 as an adviser specialising in policy and practice issues relating to nursing and health care delivery in the community. He worked as a health visitor for the then Lewisham and North Southwark Health Authority between 1985-89.
Mark Jones will take up his post as director at the earliest opportunity.
The CPHVA’s chair Pauline Pearson said: ‘The appointment of Mark Jones as our new director is excellent news. I believe that it will facilitate further growth and development in our organisation and the continuation of our positive professional profile.
I am sure that it will help to further our work for the public’s health and to address health inequalities.’



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