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4 June 2002




A Northern Ireland health and social services manager, and health visitor, Rosemary Hughes has been appointed to the organisation set up to raise standards of care across the NHS in England and Wales.
Rosemary Hughes, Project Leader, European Excellence Model, Armagh and Dungannon Health and Social Services Trust has been appointed as a reviewer to The Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) - the statutory inspection body set up by the government to increase standards of care across the NHS in England and Wales.
Rosemary, a former Northern Ireland chair of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association, said: ‘I am delighted to have been successful in gaining this appointment. CHI is about improving care, something central to my present post . It will also enable me to take valuable experiences and share the expertise developed by CHI back to Northern Ireland.’
The CPHVA director, Jackie Carnell said: ‘This is excellent news and a real tribute to Rosemary’s dedication and professionalism. With her health visitor experience, she will be able to bring the community nursing perspective to her role with CHI.’
CHI monitors and improves the quality of patient care by undertaking clinical governance reviews. Every NHS trust, health authority, GP practice and primary care group is reviewed on a rolling programme every four years.
The review team is made up of a CHI manager, four health professionals and a lay member. It is demanding and interesting work, which allows reviewers to apply their skills and expertise towards improving the NHS.



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