NHS Health Scotland supports the Scottish Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health. This is a branch of a UK-wide network which aims to support practitioners involved in health care for homeless people and other excluded groups, including Gypsy/Travellers, vulnerable migrants and sex workers. Membership of the Faculty is free and open to anyone working in or interested in the field of inclusion health, including those with lived experience of exclusion. The aim is to improve the quality of health care for homeless people and other excluded groups. We do this by sharing good practice and knowledge, fostering peer support, and creating opportunities for professional development. To join the Scottish Faculty, sign up on the Pathway website and check the box marked Scotland under local meetings. Further information about health and homelessness can be found on Health Scotland’s website http://www.healthscotland.scot/population-groups/homeless-people.
As part of this, QNIS has agreed to provide support for a new network for nurses within the wider Faculty.
Our first meeting to launch this new network takes place on 17th January from 2pm to 4:30pm in the NASUWT building on Young Street Lane North, Edinburgh.
Creating connections in homeless and inclusion health
- Welcome – the beginning of a new network (Clare Cable, QNIS)
- Introductions (all)
- Creating Connections with patients and clients
- Creating connections for nursing in homeless and inclusion health Facilitated discussion
- Future Meetings (plan for 2017/18)
If you would like to attend this meeting, or be included on the invitation list for future meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(The costs for this first networking event are being borne by QNIS. If you find that you are unable to attend after you have signed up, please let us know at least 24 hours ahead so that we can adjust catering numbers. Thank you.)