- 2017 QNIS Annual Conference
16th March 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conversations that change lives… and build communities
The QNIS 2017 Conference will take place on 16th March, at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.
We have secured some outstanding speakers this year, including Freelance Journalist Lesley Riddoch, Thomas Monaghan from Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Padraig O Tuama, Corrymeela Community Leader and Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer from NHS England. Our full programme is available for download here.
Delegates will be able to attend one of these exciting workshops:
The first script created for the Actors for Human Rights project, Asylum Monologues is a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. The Ice and Fire Theatre company will present stories from Scotland followed by a discussion about how community nurses can support those arriving here.
Working between agencies to provide joined up care within a community is an immense challenge. Come and hear from those who are doing leading the field and hear about approaches that might help you as you seek to work together to support more people living with health challenges in their own homes.
This workshop is now fully subscribed.
Parish Nursing is all about supporting people and communities towards whole person healthcare. Nurses work with a local church of any denomination. Parish nurses work with people of all ages and backgrounds, those with any faith or none; whether it’s simply giving moral support during a medical crisis, giving general health advice or education for health, or “signposting” people to other support or medical services. Come and hear from some of Scotland’s Parish Nurses and consider developing a similar role in your area.
Do you ever think ‘’if only I had a wee bit of money I have a great idea I would love to try out’’, but then when you look at an application form your mind goes blank? Well, this workshop maybe for you. The aim of the workshop is to give some hints and tips on making funding applications which may increase your chances of making that really great idea a reality.
The problem of low health literacy affects a significant proportion of the population, for example, in a survey across eight European countries, 47% were considered to have inadequate health literacy – almost half the population. Research evidence also shows that people who struggle to understand what they are being told often feel too embarrassed or fearful of stigma to disclose their lack of understanding. So how important is health literacy? How can we tell who needs help? And what can we do to help those who need extra support? Come and find out what you can do to improve health literacy among the people you have contact with.
If you have any questions about the Conference, the speakers or any issues encountered trying to secure your place, please contact the office on 0131 229 2333, or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, if you would like accommodation at the hotel, we have arranged for a discounted rate for delegates. Please contact Fiona to discuss.