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14 October 2002





Carolyn Taylor, a health visitor from South Tyneside, has been elected as the new chair of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association.

Carolyn Taylor, who qualified as a health visitor in 1975, succeeds Pauline Pearson who is stepping down after her two-year term.

Ms Taylor, who lives at Whitley Bay, said: ‘I am delighted – and proud - to be elected chair of the CPHVA, at a time when community nursing is facing great challenges.’

After qualifying, she worked in North Tyneside for four years before taking a career break. For the last 14 years, she has worked in South Tyneside.

Working in South Tyneside, one of the most deprived areas of the country, helps me to understand the pressures in terms of resources and support that our members are under on a daily basis as they deliver services to families and communities.’

The CPHVA is an autonomous section of the new amicus trade union and Ms Taylor is keen to strengthen the CPHVA’s voice in the emerging union structures.

‘I believe I can help sustain stability and continuity, and bring a detailed understanding of the issues essential to the CPHVA in relation to the new industrial health sector of amicus’, she said.

CPHVA members have also elected two new vice-chairs: Annie Hair, currently the CPHVA’s Scottish chair and Lorna Farr, chair of the North East region.

The CPHVA director, Mark Jones said: ‘I look forward to working with Carolyn, Annie and Lorna to increase the profile of the CPHVA and expand our membership. I have only been in post three months, so I welcome the knowledge and experience of the CPHVA that they bring to their new roles.’



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