Wednesday, 16 May 2018

EVENT: Reducing health inequalities through a joined-up approach - an emergency services perspective

Edge Hill University is hosting an event which will look at ways it can work with health organisations, health authorities, local councils, and emergency services to help improve the health and wellbeing of the populations being served.

The emergency services are increasingly focused on service integration and the need to use a shared strategy to proactively concentrate services on vulnerable communities with high service demand, such as the poor, the elderly and those with chronic conditions.

The Fire and Rescue Service has an excellent record in fire prevention but faces the challenge to develop as a comprehensive public protection service.

Ambulance Services require patient-specific information from health providers combined with relevant clinical training, to inform point-of-care decision-making delivery of tailored emergency care.

Police Services require a tailored strategy that reflects the link between social inequalities and offending rates.

The event will begin with presentations from the three services on health inequality initiatives. This will be followed by a multi-panel discussion on challenges and best practice examples focusing on interprofessional/interdisciplinary learning.

  • Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional and National Engagement Lead for Police, Fire and Ambulance services, Public Health England
  • Dr David Ratcliffe, Medical Director, North West Ambulance Service
  • Chris Kenny, Chief Fire Officer, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Superintendent Andrea Barrow, Force lead for Early Actions Team, Lancashire Constabulary
The event takes place on Thursday, 7th June (4:00 - 6:00pm). To book your place please click here.

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