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Accredited registers annual conference

Titled Modern solutions for the modern world, our 2017 conference takes place on Monday, 8 May. It will focus on how accredited registers can contribute to current public health challenges.

 The day will feature a mix of presentations and workshops with topics such as:

  • The Royal Society for Public Health’s report into accredited registers and the role they could play in helping to deliver the UK’s public health agenda

  • A healthy mind in a healthy body – the need for a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s seemingly intractable public health challenges

  • The Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework and its relevance for practitioners on accredited registers

  • Complaints handling and recognition of decisions made by other bodies

  • Right-touch assurance and the risk model for assessing where occupations should sit on the continuum of assurance.

Public health and accredited registers: working together for success

In our last newsletter, we mentioned our joint project with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). The aim of the project is to explore how the accredited registers’ 80,000-strong workforce could support other healthcare professionals in improving the public’s health.

Following a survey, focus groups and interviews, the RSPH has gathered a large amount of data which shows how practitioners work, who they treat and the challenges they face. We look forward to the publication of the report after our annual conference (see above).

Workforce challenges are top of the agenda at Health+Care 2017

For the first time, we are taking part in the Health+Care Show at London’s ExCel where we will be running a ‘facilitated workshop’. The two-day event at the end of June (28-29 June) is Europe’s largest national integrated care conference with a wide variety of lectures, debates and workshops on offer to delegates.

Our workshop on the Wednesday afternoon takes place in one of the main plenary theatres called Transforming Primary Care and we will be addressing an issue at the very heart of primary care. Titled Plugging the workforce gap: how accredited registers can help, our panel will each give an overview of the workforce challenges that the NHS, and other organisations face, and will examine the role that accredited registers can play to counteract this.

We will be working with the show’s organisers in the run-up to invite key people to attend the workshop including GPs, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Trusts, HR professionals and commissioning specialists.

We are very pleased to welcome prominent health sector professionals to our panel, including Dr Nav Chana, Chair NAPC and Dr Phil Moore, Chair of the NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners Network and from the local authority sector, Nick Hollier, Deputy Director Corporate Services, London Borough of Bexley. The fourth panellist is the Authority’s Director of Standards and Policy, Christine Braithwaite.

You can find out more about the Health+Care show on the event website