Reaching and engaging with hard to reach groups event (London) - Thurs 28 March 2019

Hard to reach image-ShutterstockThe Patient Information Forum is delighted to be holding an event on Health Information for the Reaching and Engaging with Hard to Reach Groups on Thursday 28 March 2019.  You can view the draft agenda below:

09.30 – 10.00      Registration, refreshments and networking

10.00 – 10.15      Welcome and overview
Chair: To be confirmed –  Patient Information Forum

10.15 – 10.45       Using baking and other activities to reach people
Jenny Hand – CEO, Reaching People

10.45 – 11.15      Reaching those with communication difficulties
Deborah Fajerman - Writer Editor, Stroke Association

11.15 – 11.45      Refreshment break following the rules of Speeding Networking
This will be your opportunity to connect with attendees and share experiences.

11.45 – 12.15      Developing a strategy to involve more people with MS from different backgrounds
Niamh McGarry - Interim Evidence Manager and Philip Anderson – Head of Policy, MS Society

12.15 – 12.45     Within Reach – engaging with female street sex workers to improve diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C
Neil McGregor-Paterson – Communications Director, New NHS Alliance

This presentation will consider how the adoption of health creating practices successfully addressed many of the unmet hepatitis C needs of the Leeds female street sex worker community.

It will explore the why? what? and how? while challenging delegates to consider how Health Creation could support their activities in engaging hard-to-reach communities.

12.45 – 1.30        LUNCH

1.30 – 2.00          Practical session

2.00 – 2.30          Addressing health literacy needs
Mandy McWardle-Mcleish – Chief Executive, Community Health and Learning Foundation

2.30 – 3.00          Information and support needs of transgender women
Minal Smith - Health Information Officer, Prostate Cancer UK

3.00 – 3.30          Refreshment break

3.30 – 4.00          10 ways to well-being and the building resilience project
Oliver Hall – Mental Health Project Manager, Groundswell

The session will be exploring the work that groundswell have been doing to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing amongst the homeless population.


4.00 – 4.30          Speaker to be confirmed

4.30                     Sum up and close
Chair: To be confirmed, Patient Information Forum



Delegate fees for the event are as follows:

£150+VAT for PIF members (PIF members should login to the website to see the PIF member rate)

£225+VAT for non-PIF members (this includes a complementary 1-year individual membership to PIF)

You can register to attend the event below.

We hope you can join us!

The PIF Team

Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square
Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square
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Date: 28 March 2019

Start Time: 9:30 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Price: £270.00

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