INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND EDUCATION
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Apologies were noted. Proxy votes were recorded.
1. Welcome by the President
Our President, Elaine Tilling, welcomed everyone to the meeting.
2. Minutes of 41st Annual General Meeting
3. Matters arising
Covered by agenda.
4. Proposed changes to membership structure
A letter had been sent to all members outlining suggested changes to membership categories. These are:-
Honorary Fellow - This is for people who have made a considerable contribution over many years to the profession and/or the Institute and are voted by the Council. Members can not nominate themselves for this grade of membership.
Fellow FIHPE - Members of good standing with appropriate qualifications and experience who have been at this grade for a minimum of 5 years may apply to the Council for Fellowship and on payment of the appropriate transfer fee and subscription can assume the title.
Member MIHPE – This will remain as before. It will be the main professional membership for members and confers full voting rights.
Associate AIHPE – This level will become a non-professional membership grade for applicants with basic training without voting rights. With appropriate training and experience, Associates will be able to transfer to full Membership.
Important: Existing Associates will be automatically upgraded to Full Membership level with no transfer fee or fee increase in the first 12 months. If a new Membership Certificate is requested there will be a one-off fee of £10.
Affiliate, Corporate, Student and Retired Membership - as before.
The changes were proposed and accepted in conjunction with amended Constitution.
The following fees were agreed:-
Registration fee for new members £10
Registration fee for student members £5
Transfer fee to that of Fellow £10
Fellowship membership annual subscription £50
All other fees/subscriptions remain the same.
5. Report of the Council of the Institute for 2004
The Secretary sent his report:
"The Institute has had a busy year and numerous individuals email my office for advice and guidance on health promotion research and training courses. In the majority of cases useful advice can be given, however training in Health Promotion has contracted somewhat which is detrimental to the development of the speciality.
The Institute has given advice to the Department of Health, the Faculty of Public Health and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.
Mrs Helen Draper and Mrs Pat Davies, the Institute Administrators, have worked particularly hard this year and we are most grateful for all their efforts.
I am pleased to report that the Institute is thriving and its influence is widespread and respected. Much of our reputation rests on the high quality of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education which continues to publish important scientific articles. The Journal is cited as one of the most important reasons for joining the Institute. I should like to record my thanks to Professor S Palmer, Editor and Dr F Blinkhorn, Deputy Editor, for all their hard work in ensuring the Journal appears on time and on budget.
As Secretary I am also very grateful for the tireless efforts of our retiring President, Elaine Tilling, who has worked so hard over the last two years to promote the Institute.
The Institute is lucky to have hardworking committee members, however there are vacancies on Council, so I hope some new members will be elected to bring some new thoughts on potential developments of the Institute over the next year".
6. Financial Report and the Accounts of the Institute for 2004
The accounts had previously been circulated to members. The Treasurer reported a net profit for the year of £6,311 with a capital of £27,922.
The retiring Treasurer, Mr Tony Hawkes thanked everyone for making his term of office enjoyable and handed over to Mr Peter Ruddell.
The President thanked Tony Hawkes for his sterling efforts over the last 5 years. These was supported by all the Council.
7. Appointment of Independent Examiner of Accounts
It was agreed that Boardmans continue for the next 12 months.
8. Report of the Editor of the Journal
The News & Features Editor sent her report:-
"Through the journal, we continue to offer members and subscribers a regular diary listing of relevant conferences and also pointers to useful health promotion websites. We further provide occasional reports and features on items of interest or developments (such as the recent report on the rise of coaching as an intervention of interest to health promotion).
The new IHPE website (www.ihpe.org.uk) has been completely redesigned and expanded to include abstracts etc and is scheduled for release immediately following the AGM. The final version incorporates additional navigation which allows visitors to the site to find everything easily".
The Editor of the Journal reported that he had six months of articles ready for publication, however, there are problems in getting reviewers for papers.
Professor Palmer thanked Dr Pittu Laungani, Mrs Jennifer Liston-Smith and Dr Fiona Blinkhorn for their invaluable help.
9. Appointment of Tellers
10. Election of Officers (nominations in accordance with the Constitution)
Officers of the Institute for 2005/06
President R J B Willis, MA, MSc, FRSH, FRIPHH, AITV, MIHPE
President Elect J Green, MB, BS, MSc, MIHPE
Honorary Vice Presidents A C Butterworth, CBE, MSc, PhD, RMN, RGN, RNT, DN, FRCN, FRS, FMA
S J Palmer, PhD, CPsychol, FRSH, FRIPH, FISMA, FRSA, FIHPE
C D Spielberger, BS, MA, PhD, ABPP
B Qureshi, FRCGP, MRCPCH, MFFP(RCOG), AFOM(RCP), HonMAPHA, HonFRSH
E J Tilling, MSc, Dip (Man. Studies), MIHPE
Honorary Secretary A S Blinkhorn OBE, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS, FPHM, FIHPE
Honorary Treasurer P Ruddell, BA, MRSH, MISMA, MIHPE
Honorary Editor of the S J Palmer, PhD, CPsychol, FRSH, FRIPH, FISMA, FRSA,
News and Features Editor J Liston-Smith, MA(Oxon), MSc, MISMA, MIHPE
Members of the Council for 2005/06
D Attwood, BDS, MPH, PhD, MIHPE
C Choudhury BDS, DND, PhD(Japan), FFD, RCS(Ire), FRSH, MIHPE
A J Hawkes, LDS, BDS, DDPH, MSc, FRSH, AIHPE
J R Kemm MA, MD, FFCM, FRCP, MIHPE
K Lewis BCApSc, MBA, PGCert, MIHEP, MCIM, FRSA, MIHPE
A Woodcock, Dip H.Ed, M.Ed, MSc, MIHPE
The International Journal of Health Promotion and Education Best Paper for 2004 has been awarded to Wendy Bateman for her article entitled "Health visitors' domestic violence routine questioning tool: An exploration of women's experience, effectiveness and acceptability".
12. Any other business
The retiring President, Elaine Tilling, congratulated Professor Anthony Blinkhorn on being awarded OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. She said it had been a pleasure working with the Institute and thanked Council members for their support. She then handed over the Presidency to Mr Richard Willis and wished him well.
13. Date of next meeting
To be decided.
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