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‘Nursing for All’ – A national conference about nursing the most vulnerable  


The QNI’s Homeless and Inclusion Health Conference and Learning Day, takes place on Friday 17 June 2016 in London and will look at the health needs of those at most risk of marginalisation, including homeless people, vulnerable migrants, prisoners, Gypsies and Travellers, and sex workers.

It is the first time since 2010 that the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has organised a national conference in this specialist area of health practice, amidst a background of rising homelessness and a large increase in the number of refugees in Europe.

The event will showcase innovative practice and discuss national policy to tackle health inequalities. Sessions on the day include:

·         Tackling drug use: innovation and peer approaches

·         Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Healthcare – making the difference

·         Gaining a national voice and improving the health of sex workers

·         Compassionate end of life care for people who are homeless

·         Reaching young people at risk of homelessness and vulnerability 

Speakers include:

·         Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive, The QNI

·         Dr Devin Gray, National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, Care Quality Commission

·         Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

·         Lord Victor Adebowale, Co-chair APPG Dual Diagnosis and Complex Needs

·         Eamonn O’Moore, Director of Health and Justice, Public Health England

·         National Youth Reference Group (St Basil’s homelessness charity)

People wishing to attend the conference should visit the event webpage at http://www.qni.org.uk/events/214 or contact hanna.mountford@qni.org.uk