The event showcased innovative examples of healthcare practice in this field and present current national policy to tackle health inequalities.

The expertise and professionalism of the speakers and delegates enabled the sharing of ideas and innovations in practice. In particular, the concept of the ‘hard to reach’ in society was challenged – it is our NHS services that are hard to access for some people; delegates shared their knowledge around bringing healthcare to people wherever they may be, through outreach work and collaboration between services.

Speakers & Presentations


  • Initiating routine TB contact screening in an Immigration Removal Centre. Produced by: Sue Silvester & Rachel Rodgers, Lincolnshire Community TB Service
  • To reduce A&E attendances of single homeless individuals. Produced by: Jane Morton, Senior Lecturer in Health, Staffordshire University
  • Toddler treatment triangle. Produced by: Trudi Law, Specialist Health Visitor (Vulnerable Families), The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust
  • When dying at home is not an option: An exploration of the perception of hostel staff regarding the provision of hostel-based palliative care for homeless people, Produced by: Wendy Ann Webb. Clinical Nurse Specialist (Palliative Care), St Richards Hospice
  • Establishing the views of homeless individuals on healthcare services through the use of art therapy. Produced by: Stephanie Morris. Student Nurse, Bangor University/ Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board
  • Community alcohol detoxification: Protocol and audit. Produced by: Yvonne Gibb QN (presented by Stephen Moore), Luther Street Medical Centre for Homeless and Vulnerably Housed, Oxford Health Foundation Trust
  • How women with dependent children who live in temporary accommodation access healthcare services. Produced by: Lorraine Joomun. Professional Head Primary Care, Public Health Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • Woman’s health and wellbeing project. Produced by: Inger McGowan & Liz McDonald, Willow Service, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
  • Empowerment and responsibility – making a difference with ‘Take Home Naloxone’. Produced by: Sue McCutcheon, Community Alcohol Nurse for Homeless, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

You can view the posters and photos from the day here.

Event details

Date and time

June 17th 2016
9am - 5pm


30 Euston Square

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