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NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE HOSTS SCOTLAND'S FIRST PRACTICE NURSE DEVELOPMENT EVENT

June 13, 2006 12:45 PM

Nurses from across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will come together tomorrow to discuss the way forward for nursing in local communities.

The first of its kind in Scotland, the Practice Nurse Development conference has been organised by the West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership to give nurses from Glasgow and Clyde the opportunity to look at the future of nursing in the community.

Terry Findlay, Director for West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership said: "Practice Nursing is very important in delivering 21st century health care in the community and this event supports practice nurses to fully realise their potential as part of co-ordinated and multi-disciplinary services."

The event will kick off with Terry Findlay discussing the future direction of health in the community via Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) and

Sheena Wright, Head of Health and Community Care for South East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership will report on nursing within CHPs.

A talk will also take place regarding the Community Nursing Review, which will be led by Alison Jarvis, Project Officer, Scottish Executive Health Department.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) are the name of new organisations that have been set up across Scotland to provide a wide range of community based health services delivered in homes, health centres, clinics and schools.

The CHP areas are as follows –

West Glasgow

South West Glasgow

South East Glasgow

North Glasgow

East Glasgow

East Renfrewshire

West Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire

Inverclyde

Renfrewshire

South Lanarkshire

These services include district nurse visits, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, mental health, addiction and learning disability services.Staff delivering these services will work closely with other local health professional, including GPs, dentists, pharmacists and opticians to plan and develop services across each CHP area.

For any further information please contact: Lyn Stirling, Tel: 0141 201 4558.

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