An enjoyable annual dinner at The Britannia Country House Hotel, Didsbury,
Manchester on November 30 was attended by 45 members and guests. Carol
Bannister was unable to attend so Jane Ingham, an elected member of the Society
of Occupational Health Nurses (SOHN) Policy and Practice Committee, who
recently represented SOHN at the Federation of Occupational Health Nurses
Congress in Strasbourg, was her very able replacement.
The role of the OH nurse in public health and the need to communicate with
other health professionals were key points made both at the recent RCN
conference in Nottingham and by Jane during her after-dinner speech. This is an
area which the Greater Manchester group has already begun to explore.
Among the guests were Helen Keeping, a community nurse adviser and Phyllis
Seddon, a practice nurse adviser, who made worthwhile contributions to the
lively debate which followed Jane’s talk.
Arnold joins Cheviot Artus
Cheviot Artus has expanded its recruitment division, Cheviot Artus
Recruitment. The "new recruit" is Angela Arnold, an OH-qualified
practitioner. In addition to her two year’s experience in recruitment
consultancy, Angela’s wide knowledge of the occupational health field has
encompassed working ‘on the other side of the timesheet’ as an agency nurse.