The London Network of Nurses and Midwives

Symposium 2020

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.

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