Thursday, 7 January 2010

Save our Health Visitors please!

I have received this via my networks - please read and offer your support! Health visitors can play a vital role in reducing the effects of postnatal illness.

Dear Colleague
Unite/CPHVA and many experts are convinced that taking health visitors out of statute in 2001 has had a significant effect in reducing investment in the profession. If the
Health Visiting profession is to rebuild its workforce - in line with calls from Cabinet Minister Andy Burnham and Ed Balls, Lord Laming and others - Unite/CPHVA believe
a fundamental step must be to return the profession to statute.
Unite/CPHVA branches can help us safeguard the future of the health visiting profession - just reply to this email saying giving us your comments about why you support
our campaign to return health visiting to statute.
At the recent Unite/CPHVA conference in Southport there was unanimous support from delegates for returning health visiting as a profession to statute - because of that if
a branch has not replied with their comment by Friday 8th January 2009 we will assume your Unite/CPHVA branch supports this campaign.
This is a campaign we can win - Ministers have said they are open to further discussion on this issue. You can sign our statement by clicking here, Get your friends and colleagues to join our campaign by emailing them this link

Many thanks,
Karen Reay, National Officer, Health sector
Health Sector
Unite the Union
Unite House
128 Theobald's Road
London WC1X 8TN
T: 020 3371 2009
F: 0870 7315043

Get signed up please!!

Elaine Hanzak

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