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.