Tackling Health inequalities: Closing the gap in practice
Wednesday, 29 November 2023 in Chelmsford.
Free places have been released for staff from Alliances, PCNs, community and voluntary organisations, and charities from across mid and south Essex for a full day conference on Tackling Health Inequalities, on Wednesday, 29 November 2023 at Anglia Ruskin University, Medical School.
The conference is a collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners – Essex Faculty (RCGP) and Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System (MSEICS). It’ll give attendees the unique opportunity to gain insight and narrow the gap in health and care outcomes for our residents.
Narrowing the gap in our communities
At the heart of narrowing the gap in inequalities is understanding the avoidable, unfair, and systematic differences in health and care in our own communities.
This conference will explore this through:
Understanding residents and communities using timely and accurate datasets.
Provide insight and understanding of the barriers, whether cultural, environmental or economic, which residents may encounter in their lives and impacts their health and their ability to access health and care services.
There will also be guidance and examples of best practice, including:
How to reduce barriers and target hard-to-reach residents, and embed prevention into our communities.
How to create interventions and deliver collaborative solutions to challenge health inequalities faced by our residents.
Examples of current collaborative community-based interventions and best practice that’ll overcome barriers in health and care inequalities.
How to narrow the inequality gap using a population health management (PHM) approach and how to use a Core20Plus5 framework.
In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to network with colleagues, strengthen leadership skills and find opportunities for collaborative working.
Expert speakers and workshops
During the day there will be expert speakers, panel discussions as well as workshop sessions covering key areas of addressing health inequalities and embedding good practice in your community.
We have two keynote speakers for the event. They are:
Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, OBE | RCGP Vice Chair for External Affairs
Dr John Ford | Academic Public Health Doctor, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Health Equity, Consultant in Public Health at NHS England.
There are also a series of workshops during the day that that will cover:
Understanding your residents and communities – using data about your community, including Core20PLUS5, when planning your healthcare.
Embedding prevention into your community – Meeting the challenges in your local community, using community outreach and a population health management approach.
Enabling your workforce – Ensuring your team has the resources and understanding of current best practice, as well as how social prescribers can add value to your practice.
Improving access to your practice – Meeting the challenge of health literacy, encouraging a self-care approach, and utilising health and care apps with your patients.
Who should attend?
The event is open to anyone who works in health and care and wants to make changes in their community, or if they work in an organisation involved in inequalities in the community.
If you would like to register or find out more about the conference visit the RCGP events page a book your place NOW.
We will ask for a £25 deposit which will be refunded after the conference.
ALL DAY – Wednesday, 29 November 2023, at Anglia Ruskin University Medical School campus, in Chelmsford.
Follow the link for instructions on how to get to ARU’s Chelmsford campus.
Please note that there is no parking available on campus, however there is parking available near the site and the train station is within walking distant.
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