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Conference targets refugee and homeless health

Queen's Nursing Institute event will bring together experts on care for vulnerable and marginalised groups

Nurses will get expert advice about caring for at risk groups, such as homeless people and vulnerable migrants, at a conference this summer.

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) homeless health conference Nursing for All will bring together experts on inclusion and the health needs of homeless people, vulnerable migrants, prisoners, Gypsies, travellers and sex workers.

It comes in response to rising levels of homelessness and the sharp increase in the numbers of refugees in Europe.

Speakers at the June 17 conference in London will include QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman, national medical director’s clinical fellow Devin Gray, social care enterprise Turning Point's chief executive Lord Victor Adebowale, and Public Health England’s director for health and justice Eamonn O’Moore.

The conference will consider how to reach young people at risk of homelessness and vulnerability, tackling drug use, improving the health of sex workers, and compassionate end of life care for homeless people.

Dr Oldman said: ‘Nurses will be all too aware of the growing challenges encountered when working with all kinds of vulnerable groups, both in hospital and in the community.

'This event brings together a wide range of speakers who are expert in the field. Sharing knowledge and expertise will enable nurses to address these challenges more effectively and improve health care for their most vulnerable and hard to reach patients.’

For more on the conference email hanna.mountford@qni.org.uk or click here

 

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