FCMS (NW) Ltd and PDS Medical have worked in partnership with NHS England and successfully hosted the first National Safeguarding Conference especially for the Urgent and Emergency Healthcare sector.
The event chaired by Dr. Mark Spencer. Mark is a co-founder of NHS Collaborate and clinical lead for primary care transformation within the Lancashire and South Cumbria STP.
Recent research suggests nearly 40% of out of hours appointments serve the poorest 20% of society.
Poverty has long been associated with poor physical and mental health in both adults and children and research has consistently revealed a strong association between family poverty and a child’s chance of suffering child abuse or neglect. Adverse events in childhood, including abuse and neglect, are associated with a negative effect on adult economic circumstances.
With the new Safeguarding Partnerships, multi-agency working is more relevant than ever before but brings its own challenges in establishing where roles and responsibilities begin and end. With the current emphasis on wellbeing, we will also seek to establish best practice in promoting the wellbeing of staff working in this sector.
Our theme was“It’s not hidden; you just aren’t looking?” and will seek to highlight a number of current themes and issues currently facing our sector.
Please view our promotional video here:
Presentation – Rod Steel
Presentation – Paul Burnside
Presentation – Janine Hurley
Presentation – Ian Whitehead
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