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2 March 2005




A major conference for nursing staff working in general practice is to be hosted by Amicus/CPHVA at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday, 10 March.

The aim of the conference will be to provide up-to-date information on important issues that will affect nurses in the next few years.

Amicus member and conference organiser Sandra Sheppard, a practice nurse in Stoke, said: ‘With so many changes taking place within health services today, it is vital that staff working in general practices are given up-to-date information on issues which affect them.’

‘It is often assumed that practice staff get the same deals as those working directly for the NHS, often this is not true.’

The conference will cover topics ranging from professional accountability and practice to terms and conditions of service.

Speakers will include: Jackie Carnell, Director of Nursing and Operations at Stoke South Primary Care Trust; Mark Jones, Director of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association, and Mark Young, Regional Officer, Amicus.

Ms Sheppard added: ‘It is very exciting that such a conference is to be held here in Stoke. I am sure that with the quality of speakers we have arranged, this will be a hugely successful and welcome event.’



The conference will be from 1.00am until 4.30pm on Thursday, 10 March and members of the media are warmly welcomed to attend.

For further information, please contact:

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

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