9.00 – 9.30 Registration / networking. Coffee / Tea, Biscuits.

9.30 – 9.45 Opening address – Progress since last year. Maxine Radcliffe, Chair of the LNNM Homelessness Group

9.45 – 10.10 Speech and questions – The public health consequences of reducing health access. Alistair Story, PhD, Clinical Lead, Find and Treat

10.10 – 10.30 Speech and questions – How grants make a difference in homelessness.
Jeremy Swain, Chief Executive, Thamesreach / Board Member, London Housing Foundation 

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee / Tea, Biscuits.

10.45 – 11.40 Break Out Workshops Morning Session

  1. ‘Don’t worry – you’ll get a Social Worker and a flat’ – Providing realistic housing options on acute mental health wards – Daniel Jones (Team Leader) and Vivien Griffiths (Senior Social Worker), JHT, Westminster
  2. Personality Disorder – a counsellor’s response to multiple exclusion homelessness – John Conolly (Lead Counsellor), Westminster CLCH
  3. Update on TB – Yasmin Appleby (TB Clinical Nurse Specialist), Find and Treat
  4. Update on Hepatitis C in clients with substance misuse – Stephanie Broughton (BBV CNS) Three Boroughs Health Inclusion Team, Sarah Hodgson, Rebecca Hawley (Liver CNS’s) Kings
  5. Alcohol reduction for homeless people at Luther Street – Robin Feast (Lead Nurse), Eve Gibb (Practice Nurse) Luther Street Medical Centre, Oxford

11.45 – 12.45 Focus groups run with service users alongside conference committee

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch and poster viewing

13.30 – 15.00 Panel discussion
‘Austerity and access’ – how can we enable access to health care in times of austerity?

Facilitated by Stephen Robertson, CEO, Big Issue Foundation

Panel members :
Caroline Alexander, Chief Nurse for London, NHS England
Dr Adrian McLachlan, Lambeth CCG Chair
Dr Ray Earwicker, Senior Policy Manager, DH Health Inequalities Unit
Michele Golden, Head of General Practice Inspections, South of England, CQC
Jenny Travassos, Commissioner of Rough Sleeper Services, Westminster

15.00 – 15.15 Streetwise Opera

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee / Tea, Biscuits.15.30 – 16.30 Break Out Workshops Afternoon Session

  1. Managing pregnancy, contraception and sexual health in homeless women – Amy Hall (Nurse Practitioner) Three Boroughs Health Inclusion Team with Morag Forbes (Safeguarding Midwife), Whittington Hospital
  2. Street mental health assessment, negative symptoms of schizophrenia and capacity – Dr Phil Timms (Consultant), START team and John O Neil (Community Psychiatric Nurse), Homelessness Training Unit, SLaM
  3. Treating HIV in homeless non-engagers – Joe Philips and Theresa Burns (Nurse Practitioners), Chelsea and Westminster HIV/GUM outreach team
  4. Delivering service user involvement and initiatives – Stan Burridge (Service User Research Lead), Pathway
  5. Emerging drug trends / substance misuse update – David Robertson (Independent Non-Medical Prescriber) Turning Point

16.30 – 16.50 Closing speech and questions – The importance of networking and the value that nurses can add. Penny Louch, PhD, Lead Nurse, E1 Homeless Medical Centre

16.50 Results of the poster competition and quiz

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