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81st AGM of the ABPN
The 81st Annual General Meeting of the Association of British Paediatric Nurses was held by teleconference on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 2pm. The minutes of the meeting will be available as soon as possible.
Opening Statement of AGM from Katrina McNamara, Chair of the ABPN
Katrina opened the AGM with the following words.
Welcome to the 81st Annual General Meeting of the Association of British Paediatric Nurses. I am sad that we can’t safely hold the meeting face to face but as a professional organisation, as well as informed individuals, we have a duty to lead by example and reduce our own and the public risk of passing on Covid-19.
In this Year of the Nurse and Midwife, where so much was planned to commemorate Florence Nightingale, who was widely recognised as one of the founders of modern nursing, it seems that her treaties on infection control really have stood the test of time. Much of what we can do now is down to the basics of hand-washing and keeping a distance. We also know that a Field Hospital is being set up in London, at Excel – so close to the base where ABPN was established.
If I have just one final look back at our history as an organisation, the Association has previously postponed meetings and events to protect life, during the WWII Blitz.
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