The London Network of Nurses and Midwives

Events 2020

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a series of online events in place of our conference due to COVID 19.

Our next event is the launch for our

Guidelines for health related street outreach to people experiencing homelessness

Tickets are available here.

Street outreach is an assertive strategy that aims to bring services directly to people who are sleeping rough. Although many homeless health services around the UK are providing street outreach, there was no guidance detailing how to deliver it.

To fill this gap the LNNM are publishing

“Guidelines for health related street outreach to people experiencing homelessness”

In January 2021. This guidance is endorsed by Pathway, Queen’s Nursing Institute and Royal College of Nursing.

The lead author, Rosa Ungpakorn, has based the guidelines on her experience, research exploring the perceptions of people with experience of sleeping rough, and consultation with health and social care workers providing street outreach around the UK.

In 2020 Rosa won the RCNi Advanced Nursing Practice Award for her nurse-led street outreach project in Westminster.

Our launch event is on the 20th January at 2pm, and has an amazing lineup. Speakers will include:

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England

Rosa Ungpakorn, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Homeless Health Service, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Bean Noctor, Outreach Specialist, Find and Treat, University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Jan Keauffling, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Healthcare for Homeless People, Abertawe Medical Partnership

Lauren Gibson, Lead Pharmacist for Substance Misuse and Prisons, NHS Lothian

Fiona Bateman, Solicitor and Independent Chair of Sutton and Barnet Safeguarding Adults Boards

Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director for Pathway, Secretary to the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health

The event will include talks, a panel discussion and the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share their experiences of street outreach.

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Other events we have hosted recently include:

 

“Activism in Action”  – What Can We Do? 

In collaboration with Medact

And you can view and save the full programme here.

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“The Voice of the Inclusion Health Frontline During COVID-19”

An online symposium featuring an expert panel and facilitated discussion groups.

Our panel was:

Kate Bowgett (chair) – Director of Advocacy for Groundswell

Rikke Albert, Nurse Consultant, Tower Hamlets Mental Health Liaison and Psychological Medicine, ELFT

Dr Debbie Robson, RMN, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, National Addiction Centre, Addictions Department & NIHR ARC South London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Kendra Schneller, Nurse Practitioner, Health Inclusion Team / Queen’s Nurse – Vulnerable Adults and Prevention Services, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Maxine Radcliffe, RN MPH DTN, Grade VII Team Lead, Homeless Healthlink, Dublin South Kildare and West Wicklow

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Thanks as always to the London Housing Foundation for providing vital grants to facilitate our events, and Groundswell staff and peers for co-producing our events with us!

And to our partners who have helped us with previous conferences:

Greenlight Medic for providing a venue at Hillsong, Bermondsey

Munch in Marylebone for providing catering

The Choir with No Name for providing entertainment

The Big Issue Foundation, whose CEO has facilitated our panel discussions

We love them all!!!

Our previous conference reports can be found here