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Date: 18 July 2002
National Association of Theatre Nurses



Next step forward for NATN

The National Association of Theatre Nurses has concluded a partnership agreement with amicus-MSF which will provide indemnity insurance and workplace representation to NATN members. The arrangement concludes a three month series of negotiations and Melanie van Limborgh , Acting Chairman of NATN, and Roger Spiller, Head of Health for amicus-MSF, will exchange the articles of association in London on Wednesday 24 July.
Ms van Limborgh commented: "NATN is a rapidly expanding organisation and it is vital that we meet our members’ expectations in the service that we provide. This partnership builds on the professional support we already offer and gives a solid platform upon which NATN can continue to grow.
"The NATN negotiating team led by our Professional Officer, John Beesley and Treasurer, Marion Taylor, have concluded an agreement which allows NATN to maintain its traditional independence yet seizes many of the opportunities offered by a trade union."
Roger Spiller comment on behalf of amicus-MSF: "I warmly welcome this new partnership with the National Association of Theatre Nurses which further reinforces amicus-MSF's position as the premier union for healthcare professionals.  NATN members will benefit from retaining membership of their own professional organisation while at the same time enjoying all the benefits of belonging to the UK's second largest trade union.  Benefits of this dual membership being not only the support of NATN as the professional body for Theatre Nurses but also full trade union support and backing including Professional Indemnity Insurance cover, provided by amicus-MSF"
"There is enormous potential for developing enhanced and extended roles for theatre nurses through continuing professional development and we will use our influence with government to make this a reality. NATN is a widely respected professional nursing body which will bring vital specialist knowledge of perioperative care to amicus-MSF."



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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