Annual conference 2018

We bring you the highlights of this year’s Unite-CPHVA 2018 Annual Professional Conference.

Unite-CPHVA annual professional conference 2018: the round-up

A brief look at this year’s main professional event which was held at the Bournemouth International Centre on 17 to 18 October.

Unite-CPHVA conference app launched

An app providing delegates with up-to-date information and news before and during the annual professional conference 2018 has been launched.

Lead professionals confirmed for conference

High profile policy makers representing all four nations are just a few of the speakers confirmed for the 2018 Unite-CPHVA annual conference on 17 and 18 October in Bournemouth. 


The CPHVA is providing an opportunity for members to apply for a supported place to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October. 

Child protection: joining up the dots

Many agencies bear responsibility, but the safeguarding of children can still fall short. Are local authority cutbacks solely to blame or do other barriers prevent a fully joined-up approach between health and social services? Journalist Helen Bird investigates.

Threat to school nurse jobs in Birmingham

Unite warns that vulnerable children could be hit by the threat to axe a ‘significant’ number of school nurse jobs by the Birmingham School Advisory Service.

Awards: Elizabeth Anionwu

CPHVA honorary vice president Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu was made a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute at their awards ceremony on 30 October.

Working together to improve NHS pay

Living costs are spiralling and wages are in the doldrums, but NHS pay is now a hot topic in politics and the media. It is essential to keep up the pressure on government to win a fair deal, says Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter.

Positive stress-relief

If we can develop strategies to remain positive in a demanding and stressful work environment, argues Claire Chambers, our world will be a healthier and happier place.