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4 April 2003

SARAH FORESTER LEAVES CPHVA FOR SURE START

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.’

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

 

The CPHVA represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.

 

 

NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS

Journalists are warmly welcomed to attend this conference which runs from 2-4 April at the Bournemouth International Centre.

For further information, please contact:

Sharon Duncan ( 0122 455 7035

Brian Rogers, Professional Officer, CPNA ( 0117 937 2393

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

 

The CPNA is a professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.

 

24 March 2003 PRESS RELEASE

NAME CHANGE TO REFLECT NEW ROLE OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

The 2,700-strong Community Psychiatric Nurses Association is set to change its name as part of a bid to shake-off the ‘Cinderella’ image of mental health nursing and to more accurately reflect the expanding horizons of the profession.

CPNA members will vote on whether to adopt the title of the Mental Health Nursing Association at their annual conference in Bournemouth next month.

The CPNA chair, Sharon Duncan said: ‘The "community mental nursing" tag is too narrow a description of the broad spectrum of roles that our increasing membership carry out on a daily basis. We must embrace a more ‘inclusive’ agenda that accurately mirrors the work of the membership.’

‘Governments over the last 30 years have paid lip service to the importance of mental health, but in reality little has been done to provide a cohesive approach in terms of nurse resourcing and training. Mental health nurses have for far too long been viewed as a Cinderella profession.’

‘The new association will act as a catalyst for much needed change and will be a focus for future mental health nursing developments and practice. We should no longer be the poor relations of nursing.’

‘The new name will be truly reflective of the changes in the profession. Increasing membership has meant that our organisation is no longer solely community-based, but that our members work in a variety of settings, and this needs to be acknowledged in our name.’

‘The diversity of training needs for the mental health nurse have long been

accepted by the profession and this will be recognised by the name change.’

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NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS

Journalists are warmly welcomed to attend this conference which runs from 2-4 April at the Bournemouth International Centre.

For further information, please contact:

Sharon Duncan ( 0122 455 7035

Brian Rogers, Professional Officer, CPNA ( 0117 937 2393

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

 

The CPNA is a professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.

 

 

 

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For further information, please contact:

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

 

The CPHVA represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.

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NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS

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 web site: amicus-cphva.org

 The CPHVA represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.

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Shaun Noble Press Officer (020) 7939 7043 Mobile 0468 69 39 40 MSF

press releases can be seen on our web site: www.msf.org.uk

Amicus/MSF represents 65,000 health service professionals including the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, laboratory scientific staff, the College of Health Care Chaplains, the Community Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Medical Practitioners' Union, clinical psychologists, speech therapists, the Hospital Physicists Association and the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association.

Amicus/MSF has 400,000 skilled and professional members in a wide range of industries. It is the UK's second largest union.

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