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Equality in health in Lambeth: the BIG Lambeth Health Debate continues

There are have two new opportunities for you to get involved with NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group – the focus is EQUALITIES

1)      Come to the stakeholder event and give your views

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group plans and pays for the majority of health services for Lambeth people.  They want to promote equality and get rid of discrimination in health and health services.  They want people have fair access to services on the basis of health needs.

They have set goals to improve equalities in health priority areas for Lambeth. These include: mental health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, childhood obesity, smoking, alcohol, HIV and sexual health.

There is an event for people in Lambeth. Patients, carers, patient groups, voluntary and community organisations, local residents and stakeholders are welcome.

You are invited to come and hear about the progress made so far. You can give your views on how you think they are doing.  Help them to plan services that work for people in relation to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity status.

Wednesday 12th November

1pm-4.30pm (registration open from 12)

Bolney Meadow Community Centre

31 Bolney Street
Vauxhall
London SW8 1EZ

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Refreshments will be provided from 12:00 

Book your place here . Or telephone NHS Lambeth CCG on 020 3049 4444 and ask for Cheryl Brown or Catherine Flynn.  Let us know if you have any access requirements.  

Have a look at their website for more information on their work to improve health, improve quality and reduce inequalities in the health of Lambeth people: http://www.lambethccg.nhs.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity

 

2)      Help us run the discussions – free training available

They are looking to recruit a small number) of people around 7 from local patient, community and voluntary groups to help facilitate table discussions at this event. 

They are offering two free training sessions on Friday 7th November – are you interested?

1)      Equalities duties and the NHS Equality Delivery System (10am-12pm)

2)      Working with groups to facilitate discussion (12.30-3pm)

If you are

-          able to attend the event on 12th November and are

-          interested in facilitating the discussions and are

-          able to attend training (either 10-12 or 10-3), please email the Engagement Manager: catherineflynn@nhs.net

 

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group

www.lambethccg.nhs.uk

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