Dame Elizabeth Fradd, Chair, Health Visitors’ Taskforce; Independent Health Service Advisor – The role of the Health Visiting Taskforce in the new service vision at the CPHVA 2012. Currently, nursing in the community faces significant challenges across the UK, including: The importance of a good start for the infant in the family; The implementation of the Health Visitors’ Plan in England; The shift of public health finance to local government; Implementing the Modernising Community Workforce Programme in Scotland; The growth of the extended school day and the shift to academies; The transfer of community nursing services to Foundation Trusts, Community Trusts and Social Enterprises. For leaders and practitioners this is the UK conference at which to keep up with the best practice in the four countries, share and find solutions to your problems and celebrate the difference that community; health visiting and school nursing makes to children and their life chances.