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March 20, 2023

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    20 March 2023 00:00      00:00

    Whistleblowing is barely out of the news. We cannot turn on the TV without a headline or plot that relies on whistleblowers and how badly they are treated. Think about our police, NHS, armed forces, media, banks, corporations - the list goes on...
    Whistleblowing is good for society and good for business. Whistleblowers are the most effective first line of defence against crime, corruption and cover up.
    Whistleblowing Awareness Week (WBAW) is an opportunity for MPs to understand how proposed legislation is key to driving a culture where speaking up is valued, and where people who try to silence whistleblowers or suppress evidence of wrongdoing face the full force of the law. WBAW will dispel the stigma and suspicion that overshadow whistleblowers. It will also set out how the Whistleblowing Bill developed by WhistleblowersUK for the APPG for Whistleblowing will transform the way that whistleblowers and whistleblowing are treated.
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    20 March 2023 08:30      13:00

    This conference, organised by the Policy Forum for Ireland, will assess priorities and next steps for addressing the impact of long COVID in Ireland.

    Areas for discussion include developing and implementing research into long COVID, the state of specialised services in Ireland, and the implementation and development of the Model of Care, which recommended the development of eight post-acute and six long COVID clinics.

    It will be a timely opportunity to discuss Ireland’s strategy for tackling long COVID following analysis from Denis Naughten TD - who is part-chairing this conference - which suggests that almost 340,000 people in Ireland could have been affected by long COVID. It also follows a motion forwarded by a regional group of TDs calling for swifter action to support those with long COVID, which secured unanimous Dáil Éireann support.

    With the HSE now implementing the Model of Care for long COVID, and developing an epidemiological survey to gauge long COVID numbers in Ireland, delegates will assess the development of the model, workforce and recruitment priorities, and next steps for research and data.

    We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Dr Siobhán Ní Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist & National Clinical Director, Integrated Care, HSE; and Professor John Lambert, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Genitourinary Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; and Associate Professor, UCD School of Medicine.
    Overall, sessions in the agenda will look at:
    the interim model of care: priorities for developing and creating a centralised care hub to provide support long COVID clinics: next steps for implementation - providing effective staffing and funding - tackling backlogs in access to long COVID clinics and relieving pressures on GP waiting lists patients: assessing and providing the support needed by those with long COVID and identifying those most at risk - options for workplace support and assisting those out of work to return quickly research: building on data from current long COVID and post-acute COVID clinics to inform future strategies - implementing effective surveillance to understand, scale and respond to the issues  policy coordination: integrating responses with Sláintecare reforms and waiting list strategies. Register here

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    20 March 2023 09:00      17:00

    The Motherhood Group presents Black Maternal Health Conference UK, spotlighting bridging the gap between Community, Service providers and Industries.
    This interactive event will support in rebuilding the trust between the community and service providers, exploring the role of systemic racism, human rights and structural change, and how to effectively engage with Black mothers. Discussing barriers, de-stigmatising mental health, highlighting what unconscious bias looks like in maternity care, how this impacts mothers, and addressing inequalities affecting ethnic minority women in pregnancy care - access and effective intervention.
    They will be highlighting the gaps within the system and disparities - but providing nuance and further reiterating the importance of Black women receiving health care that is respectful, culturally competent, safe and of the highest quality.
    Putting the voices of lived- experience to the forefront, through engaging discussions, informative presentations , interactive sessions and a space for applied learning. 
    Hosted by Sandra Igwe (CEO of The Motherhood Group, and Author of My Black Motherhood: Mental Health, Stigma, Racism and the System), with headline sponsor, Leigh Day, ranked The Times top 100 law firm.
    You will hear from the following speakers on the day:
    Please see list of confirmed speakers:
    Dr Natalie Darko - Associate Professor Social Sciences (Health Inequalities) Dr Karen Joash - Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr. Ria Clarke -  Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar Kadra Abdinasir - Associate Director for CYP Mental Health Carol King-Stephens - Equality Diversity Inclusion Lead Midwife Marley Hall - Midwife Marley, Author, Midwife and Educator Afua Hagan, Black Womens Rights Journalist & Broadcaster Mars Lord - Founder, Abuela Doulas and Inclusion Consultant Stacy Moore - Chartered Psychologist & Founder of The Nesting Coach Jayde Edwards - Project Manager at The Mental Health Foundation Stacy Gacheru - Practitioner, Qualified Counsellor and Mentor Jennifer Ogunyemi - Founder of Muslim community organisation Caroline Bazambanza - PHD Student Anna Horn - Doctoral Researcher Jenny Okolo - Occupational therapist Dr Karen Joash - Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be served, networking opportunities
    Register here

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    20 March 2023 12:00      13:00

    The Health Research Authority (HRE) is holding its first ever research transparency week. This lunchtime webinar will be hosted by the HRE's Chief Executive, Matt Westmore.
    Matt will be talking about the importance of transparency in research with special guest speaker Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care and Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Health and Care Research.
    They’ll be talking about why transparency is key to building trust with research participants, practical things you can do to ensure research is transparent and what support is available to you.
    In the spirit of transparency Matt will also be presenting the HRA's second Make it Public annual report on research transparency. He will talk through the priorities and focus of the report and the Make it Public Campaign Group, what has been achieved over the past year, and plans are for Make it Public in 2023.
    The session will finish by looking at the rest of the activities planned for Make it Public Week and how you can get involved.
    The webinar will run from 12pm to 1pm on Zoom. Reserve your free space.

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    20 March 2023 14:00      15:30

    The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) sets out a new approach to learning and improving following patient safety incidents across the NHS in England.  
    This workshop will focus on the principles of incident response planning for all providers, including mental health, acute, community, ambulance, and maternity.
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