2017 QNIS Annual Conference
16th March 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conversations that change lives… and build communities
The QNIS 2017 Conference took place on 16th March, at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. It was a great day, with some outstanding speakers, fantastic workshops and a wonderful group of delegates. There was a sustained use of social media, and the story of twitter is available to view here. Feedback has been positive, with some detailed below:
- An excellent day with excellent speakers who engaged the audience and discussions were very topical
- This was an excellent day, which exceeded my expectations. I hope to be able to attend next year’s conference and will recommend it to others
- It was inspiring, thought provoking and full of passion. I felt very privileged to be part of the day and hope to have the chance to attend again in future
- QNIS deserve an immense amount of credit for being so forward thinking in their structuring of the conference. So many events and discussions seem to recognise the failings in the current system, but then seek to just tweak the status quo in the hope that this will suffice. The QNIS conference as a whole had a clear message about the fundamental need for large scale change. Could we have one of these every couple of months please? 🙂
The speakers provided a wide variety of outlooks, exploring social change, the power of relationships and how we can be catalysts for change. Their presentations are available below:
Fr further information on our speakers, see below.
Delegates were 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.
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.