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4 December, 2003

 

 

DISTRICT NURSES IN NORTH WEST HAVE ‘A RAW DEAL’

- MANCHESTER CONFERENCE WILL HEAR

 

District nurses in the North West are getting a raw deal when it comes to pay, grading and career prospects, says the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association.

The CPHVA is holding a District nursing at the crossroads roadshow in Manchester on Monday, 15 December to give district nurses an opportunity to debate the future of their profession.

Mark Jones, the CPHVA’s director said: ‘Throughout the North West of England the NHS is facing increased pressure on acute hospital beds. As a result, the importance of maintaining people independently in their own homes and communities has come increasingly to the fore.’

‘An ageing population, which wants to maintain its dignity and health, is just one factor why district nurses, who visit the elderly on a daily basis, are such a vital component of the NHS workforce.’

Pay is also important for district nurses who have experienced a drop in earnings in recent years, because they haven’t been put on the right grade for their qualifications.

 

  • District nurses wishing to get tickets for the roadshow should contact CPHVA on

Tel: 020 7939 7052/7045 Email: garth.halliday:@amicus-m.org

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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

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