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4 April 2003





One of the longest serving professional officers at the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association, Sarah Forester is leaving to set up a Sure Start programme.

Sarah, the CPHVA’s Education Officer for the last nine years, will be working as

Co-ordinator for the Sure Start programme in Roehampton, south-west London on behalf of Wandsworth Borough Council.

While at the CPHVA, Sarah was responsible for organising the increasingly successful and influential annual CPHVA professional conference.

Sarah said: ‘I have had a wonderful time at the CPHVA during a period of considerable change for health visiting and community nursing, but there comes a time to move on and return to a more front line ‘hands-on’ role in primary care and public health.’

‘I am looking forward to setting up the Sure Start programme in the Roehampton ward which will focus on families with children under four years of age; identifying their needs and co-ordinating and building on existing services.’

The CPHVA’s director, Mark Jones said: ‘In the relatively short time I have been director I have greatly valued Sarah’s experience and insights into the development of health visiting.’

She will be sadly missed, not only by her colleagues, but the many members that she has helped and been in contact with over the years. I wish her well for the future – I am sure that she will be a great success.’



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