Kent Surrey Sussex Learning Disability Nurse Employers wanted!

Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) are eager to meet people and organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex who employ registered learning disability nurses (RNLD).

An event is organised for 9th July for HESS to find out from providers of learning disability services what issues they have with the current workforce, which will help planning for the future.

For more details on attending the event click on the picture below to down load the flyer.

HEKSS event

Addressing Health Inequalities Event – final calls for registration!

The ‘Addressing Health Inequalities’ event is now almost at full capacity!18-6-14 Event Flyer

We are pleased to share details of the speakers and are happy to announce that contrary to previous communications tea, coffee and lunch will be provided to all, thanks for Canterbury Christchurch University.

We understand that some people who have registered for the event with eventbrite have not received a confirmation email. Please check your spam/junk folder, as everyone registered should have been sent at least two emails.

We will be encouraging conversation about the event on twitter, and will be using #AHI14  hashtag. Please place this in all your facebook and Twitter messages.


Along with Prof Ruth Northway from the University of South Wales we are now able to share the list of concurrent speakers and their subjects:-

George MatuskaHuntercombe Group – Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Colin Guest and team- MCCH Living in Fear: better outcomes for adults with autism and learning disabilities.

Sue Marsden & Helen Filmer – Kent Community Healthcare Trust – Review of a Pilot Project to introduce the Anticipatory Care Calendar to services in the West Kent community.

Glenda Roberts – Martha Trust – “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

Rachel Giles – East Kent Hospitals – Improving Patient Care using communication Tools in Hospital – A case study.

Carol Robinson – Canterbury Christchurch University “Right Time, Right Place, Right Person” DVD.

Alick MacKenzieEnabled City – Inclusive mapping and jargon busting.

Sally Smith – East Kent Hospitals – The ‘We Care’ Culture Change – Engaging Staff to Deliver Person-Centred Care for people with learning Disabilities in East Kent Hospitals.

There are a few last places available until Friday 13th June these can be booked at our eventbrite page.

Addressing Health Inequalities Event taking shape

Along with our main speaker Prof Ruth Northway who will be sharing her experiences of researching inclusively, we have been pleased to receive nine quality submissions sharing developments in practice in line with the aims of the event:-

  1. to be person centred
  2. to provide the best quality care and support
  3. to improve equality and access

These have come from diverse set of organisations reflecting issues such as:-

  • sexual health,
  • hate crime,
  • easy to understand information,
  • community development and support,
  • skills to care for the future,
  • making reasonable adjustments and
  • person centred culture change in independent and statutory services.

This event is intended to be inclusive and open to all. An agenda for the event will be available very soon.

We are intending to have social media presence at the event, look out for the hashtag soon!

In the meantime you can register for places at our eventbrite page now!


What do Emergency Health services need to know about people with learning disabilities?

Health Education Kent Surrey Sussex and the English Centre for Practice Development are eager to hear from stakeholders about what staff in emergency care – like A&E, might need to know in the future.

Emergency care stakeholder eventsWhile local evidence appears to suggest that people with learning disabilities are proportionally more likely than the general population to use Emergency care, it would be important to have people with learning disabilities represented in the planning of future services.

If you’d like to go click on the picture to download the flyer and book a place on one of the 4 stakeholder events!

Thanks to George Matuska for sharing this.

Person Centred Cultures event 27th May

The English Centre for Practice Development will be holding its first free masterclass on person centred practice research at Canterbury Christchurch University on 29th May at Laud Building from 5pm until 7pm.


Prof Brendan McCormack will be introducing two presentations on person centred leadership and culture.


For more details click on the below picture.

PCP event flyer symbol