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The Health Visitor Organising Professional Committee is here to help representatives

04 May 2018

Members often ask how to get more information or support from colleagues across the union. One answer is the Health Visitor Organising Professional Committee (HVOPC).

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The HVOPC is here to help. It brings together representatives from around the country who have been elected at the regional health conferences. These representatives attend four HVOPC meetings a year with all the other regional delegates.

 

Issues that matter

At these meetings they talk about campaigns, industrial issues and other areas of interest. This way representatives learn more about the national and local developments that are affecting their regions, so they can provide even better support to their colleagues.

All representatives are mentored and supported to ensure they are able to take a full and active part in the HVOPC, which includes raising and discussing the issues that are important to their regions.

 

Key questions

How do I join?

Representatives are elected at the regional health conferences in the spring.

What if I’m new?

Any representative, regardless of their experience, can bring information and ideas.

Who can I talk to about this?

The chair of the HVOPC is Annie Hair. You can email her at annie.hair@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

 

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