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Nursing for All - Homeless and Inclusion Health National Conference and Learning Day

This event took place on the 17 June 2016. It was attended by professionals and students from across health, housing and the voluntary sector and was addressed by expert speakers in the field of homeless and inclusion health.

A summary of the presentations can be found here: http://www.qni.org.uk/news/252

Reflecting on the day, QNI Chief Executive and chair of the day, Crysal Oldman said:

The event was defined by the passion of the nurses, other professionals and, most importantly, the service users who presented and attended, to help improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in society.

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.

What is clear however is that the challenges facing professionals and services are greater than they have been in generations. The NHS and voluntary sector need investment, so that staff are there to deliver healthcare, support individuals and families, and improve and save lives.

Annual Conference

The QNI annual conference will be held on the 19th and 20th September at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London. The theme is Healthcare in the Community.

This will be a two-day event - too much to cover in one day!

Day one: Quality in Primary and Community Nursing
Day two: Inspiring Nurses to work in Primary and Community Healthcare

If you would like to submit a poster, or find out more about the conference and how to bok, please go to: http://www.qni.org.uk/events/219