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28 February 2005




Ten health visitors are the 2004 recipients of the Bounty Award which gives them cash prizes to further research that will benefit their clients and their own professional development.

The Primary Healthcare Nursing Professional Development Awards 2004 are run by the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association (CPHVA) and young family experts, Bounty. This is the tenth anniversary of the awards.

Bounty awards grants for research projects chosen by the individuals concerned The winners were selected by written submissions and each receive a sum totaling several hundred pounds to advance their research.

The winners are attending an awards luncheon in London tomorrow (Tuesday, 1 March) when CPHVA Director, Mark Jones and Simon Williamson, Group Managing Director of Bounty will be presenting the awards.

Mark Jones said: ‘We welcome the support that Bounty gives to this award programme and look forward to working closely with them in the future. I would like to congratulate the winners for all the hard work that they have put in.’

Simon Williamson said: ‘The Primary Healthcare Nursing Professional Development Award is an established event and provides practical support to dedicated professionals who wish to conduct important research in their specialist fields. Bounty is committed to supporting health professionals and we are delighted to be sponsors of the 2004 award scheme.’

The winners are: Linda Churm (Torquay); Avril Jones (Crickhowell, Powys); Vivien Kersey (Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire); Adele Longland (Bourne, Lincolnshire); Judith Mace (Bury, Lancashire); Catherine Mackereth (Newcastle); Sheila Pearce (Beverley, East Yorkshire); Julianne Platt (Bolton); Cath Maffia (Manchester), and Vicki Rowse (Frome, Somerset).




For further information about the CPHVA, please contact:

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40


For further information about Bounty, please contact:

Pauline Kent or Karly Good of Wildwood Communications on 01603 736069 or email

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

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