Let’s Talk about Health Research event 9th September

An open invitation from Amanda Bates, Public Engagement Officer ‘‘Are you interested in health and health services? Would you like to know more about research in health and social care?

Then why not come to our ‘Let’s talk about Health Research!’ event, hosted by the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS).

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Just pop into the Westgate Hall, Canterbury on Wednesday 9th September anytime between 11.30am and 2.00pm to meet health researchers, enjoy talks, activities and films, and to find out if you would like to be involved in the research that we do at CHSS. It will be an informal opportunity to talk with others who are interested in health research and to learn about what’s happening on your doorstep’’.

To register your interest, or if you have any questions, e-mail engage-chss@kent.ac.uk or phone 01227 823940. For those that like to Tweet, please follow @chss_kent and search for hashtag #chssletstalk

Aspire Free School Petition

Aspire is a Kent based team who are campaigning to create a free school to transform the life opportunities for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. There mission is to give children and young people the support they need to learn, thrive and succeed in life as independent adults in modern Britain.

To support the Aspire project you can:-

a) click on the picture below to find out more about the projectaspire

 

b) Check their website by clicking here and

c) Sign the petition to the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, by clicking here.

Learning Disability Mortality Review Consultation

The new Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme that has been commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England.

The aim of the Programme is to make improvements in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with learning disabilities and to help reduce premature mortality and health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities, through national and local reviews of deaths.

The Programme has now started, and we would appreciate your views about a number of aspects of the work.

We have set up a consultation that runs from now until 10th August to find out your views about:

•             The core data to be collected at the notification of a death, at an initial ‘light touch’ local review, and in a full multidisciplinary review of the death of a person with learning disabilities (LD).

•             The criteria for which deaths are would require an initial ‘light touch’ local review only, and which will require full multiagency review.

•             The definition of key terms used in the Programme.

•             The standards against which ‘best practice’ will be measured.

The link to the online consultation is at:

https://sps.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/learning-disabilities-mortality-review-programme-stakehol-2

We would be grateful if you could please contribute to the consultation by following the link and completing as much or as little of the consultation as you are able to. Please feel free to send on to others you know who may be interested in participating. Thank you.

 If you have any queries about the consultation, or would prefer a paper version of the consultation questions, please contact Pauline.Heslop@bristol.ac.uk and we will send this to you.

Anna Marriott

IHAL