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UNITED IN NURSING

May 24, 2004 3:05 PM

Glasgow nurses, midwives and health visitors came together today (May 24) for the first nursing conference of its kind in the city.

Nursing staff - joined by representatives of the Board, health academics and groups such as the Health Council and professional organisations - used the Pan Glasgow Nursing Conference at Hampden Park, which was officially opened by Anne Jarvie, Chief Nursing Officer, to celebrate their work and share good practice ideas.

Brenda Jackson, Practice Development Senior Nurse for the North Division, said: "The Directors of Nursing in Glasgow together with the Schools of Nursing at both Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian Universities wanted to unite staff from across our health service, so an organising committee of senior nursing staff was set up with representatives from all NHSGG Divisions.

"Staff on this committee, who planned and oversaw the conference, found that their work generated a lot of interest from nurses in all sectors of healthcare, which was very encouraging."

Brenda added: "At the event itself, everything from the display posters to the guest speakers demonstrated the diversity and advanced role of today's nurse. It was very interesting and a great opportunity to network and influence others across Greater Glasgow."

ENDS

 

For media information, contact:

Caroline Jarvie, tel:  0141 201 4447

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