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28 May, 2003





The world of academia and the everyday reality of community nursing are set to collide for mutual benefit.

The Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association is embarking on its first link-up with a university in a bid to build a bridge between research and policy and how it can translate into improving the working lives of health visitors and community nurses and the care they give their clients.

The link with City University will be launched by Sarah Mullally, the Chief Nursing Officer for England at the Barber Surgeon’s Hall, London on Monday, 16 June.

The CPHVA’s Professional Officer for Research and Practice Development, Cheryll Adams said: ‘Both sides are very excited by what we are calling ‘a strategic alliance’.I think it will be a very beneficial partnership.’

‘The university will gain on the public health policy front with input from the CPHVA’s professional officers, and the CPHVA will gain access to members of the academic staff and the expertise they bring on research and education issues.’

‘This will lead to such ventures as joint publications and the development of professional training packages,
including E learning opportunities. These will translate research and policy and we expect, result in public health improvements. We also hope to be able to influence important areas such as recruitment and retention and new roles including nurse led care.’



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