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.
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
http://www.unitetheunion.org/cphva, Get your friends and colleagues to join our campaign by emailing them this link http://www.unitetheunion.org/cphva
Karen Reay, National Officer, Health sector
Unite the Union
128 Theobald's Road
London WC1X 8TN
T: 020 3371 2009
F: 0870 7315043
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