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The potential of Health Justice Partnerships in Integrated Care Systems


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Join us to learn how welfare rights advice services are being integrated with healthcare nationwide to tackle poverty and health inequality.

This event will be of interest to people working in Integrated Care Systems and public health policy and practice.

Taking action on poverty and health inequality is ever more important for the NHS, as the current cost of living crisis increases hardship among communities. The consequences for health and wellbeing will be felt most keenly among low income and vulnerable patient groups.

Health justice partnerships are targeted interventions that support patients with social and economic circumstances that are root causes of health inequality. They are partnerships between health services and organisations specialising in welfare rights. Advice on welfare rights issues is integrated with patient care, helping people resolve problems relating to benefits, debt, housing, employment and immigration, among others. This can support those in the hardest circumstances to maximise their health and wellbeing.

This one-day in-person workshop is an opportunity to learn about health justice partnerships and how they are being implemented across the country in a range of NHS settings. We will be joined by speakers who are engaged in service delivery, policy and research, who will provide examples and insights from their work.

Speakers will include:

  • Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Director of the Centre for Access to Justice, UCL
  • Cedi Frederick, Chair of the NHS Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board
  • Natalie Davis, Head of Legal Support Policy, Ministry of Justice
  • Catherine McClennan, Director of the Women’s Health and Maternity Programme, Cheshire and Merseyside Health & Care Partnership
  • Paul Sweeting, Insight and Performance Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support

Refreshments are provided and there will be opportunities for discussion and networking.

Outline of the day (provisional timings)

09.15: Registration and refreshments
10.15: Plenary session 1 - Introducing Health Justice Partnerships
11.45: Plenary session 2 - Health Justice Partnership case studies
13.00: Lunch provided
14.00: Plenary session 3 - Implementing Health Justice Partnerships
15.15: Group discussion session 4 - Where next for you?
16.30: Refreshments and networking
Please see our website for further information on Health Justice Partnerships.

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This event is supported by The Legal Education Foundation.

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