Public health and people with learning disabilities: national evidence for local action conference, 11 October 2018, Birmingham


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This conference is about what public health evidence is available, where there are gaps and what is needed in the future to support local systems to improve the health of people with learning disabilities.

The conference will begin with keynote speeches from national leaders from Public Health England, NHS England and a self-advocacy network. The afternoon session will consist of four workshops looking at different aspects of evidence and data about the health and care of people with learning disabilities. The day will end with a conversation with public health leaders about how Public Health England should work in the future to support local systems to reduce health inequalities for people with learning disabilities.

Aims and objectives

To explore:
• how local commissioners can use data and evidence to plan services
• how people with a learning disability, families and carers can use evidence to challenge how the health needs of people with a learning disability are met in their area
• how the public health workforce and directors of adult social care can use evidence to understand current and predict future need

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at directors of public health, local authorities, members of sustainability and transformation partnerships, clinical commissioning groups, directors of adult social care, commissioners in local authorities, third sector organisations, self-advocates and self-advocacy groups, people with learning disabilities and supporters.

The cost to attend the conference is £50.00. There are limited number of subsidised places available.

You can book now at the conference website: https://www.phe-events.org.uk/hpa/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=339571&eventID=792