We are excited to announce that in 2020 we will be hosting a series of online events in place of our conference due to COVID 19, starting with:
“The Voice of the Inclusion Health Frontline During COVID-19”
An online symposium featuring an expert panel and facilitated discussion groups.
The symposium is on the 30th September, and tickets are available here. There is an active waiting list and we expect to release additional tickets once the first round have gone.
An expert panel of speakers will start the session.
Our panel will feature:
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
Groundswell will then present the findings of their ongoing research describing how Covid-19 has impacted on people experiencing homelessness in the first session.
This will be followed by interactive facilitated discussion groups, where we will aim to fully capture the experiences of the inclusion health frontline during Covid -19.
The closing address for the symposium will be from Dr Al Story, senior nurse and clinical lead of Find and Treat, and author of the ‘Test, Treat, Cohort, Care’ plan for the homelessness sector that has enabled many lives to be saved.
The London Network of Nurses and Midwives will take forward the learning from the symposium and will make a case for the support that will be needed to work even more effectively going forward.
And to our partners who have helped us with previous conferences:
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