Equality North East is delighted to invite you to a major conference focusing on:
‘Achieving Equality in Health’
To be held at:
Newcastle United Football Club
St James Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4ST
12th September 10.00am – 4.00pm
This conference will bring together high profile national and regional speakers including
representation from the Legal Sector and Healthwatch England.
Healthwatch England, will launch in October 2012 it will play a role at both national and local
level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into
account. It will also have the power to recommend that action is taken by the Care Quality
Commission (CQC) when there are concerns about health and social care services.
The aim of the conference is to:
Support the Health Sector to do well when ‘the Inspector calls’
Hear about ‘Healthwatch England’ and the emerging local Healthwatch arrangements.
Improve access to Health
Raise awareness of Human Rights issues
Understand the Public Sector Duties
Understand how best to support people with Protected Characteristics
Understand the process of monitoring and how best to use your data.
Learn how to gather best practice to develop an ‘on hand booklet’ for information,
advice and guidance.
The conference will be a mixture of keynote speakers and theme based workshops.
Speakers include: Elizabeth Reay Chief Executive Equality North East, Cate Quinn, Policy
Manager for Healthwatch England and Paul Johnstone Partner Muckle LLP. Workshops
facilitated by RCN, RLN City Hospitals Sunderland, Disc, Gateshead Access Panel and Gay
This will be an exciting conference with lots of opportunity to question and learn.
A Equality issues in Commissioning Healthcare. This workshop will
explore the potential equality issues and challenges related to both the
commissioning and providing of health care services making links to the
requirements that organisations across all sectors have under the Equality
The session aims to support organisations to fulfil their obligations under
B Can we evaluate Human rights in healthcare? This will be an
interactive session to review the survey tools developed and used by City
Hospital Sunderland, BIHR, Department of Health in evaluating human
rights in healthcare for patients/clients and staff
C Improving Access to Health Linked to Protected Characteristics
D Everything you wanted to know about Monitoring Sexual Orientation
and Gender identity This workshop is an exploration of the reasoning behind
monitoring of sexual orientation and gender identity. The legal and social context will
be explored. When to do it! When not to do it! How to ask the right questions as well
as some of the pit falls. What to ask and design a working model for your organisation.
Importantly to show how to feel more comfortable with the key issues that forms the
reasoning behind the need for knowing the numbers. We are all human and have
fears real and imagined and like most fears they can be overcome
Target audience will include:
Directors of the Trusts, Equality and Diversity leads, Chief Executives of the Trust, General
Practitioners and Local Authorities, Private Care Home Managers and Clinical
Commissioners and those Commissioners in PCTS, VCS and equality organisations,
(discounted rates may apply) and Trade Union Reps
The delegate rate:
£120 +vat or £180 + vat for 2 people attending from the same organisation
£100 +vat for members of ConNEcting for Change or £150 +vat for 2 members
attending from the same organisation
How to Book:
Full Programme will be sent out on 30th July.
In the interim to secure your place please complete and return the attached booking
form to Lynne Chandler email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 0191 4264399
‘Equality in Health’
Newcastle United Football Club
Wednesday 12th September 10.00am – 4.00pm
Purchase order no (if required)
ConNEcting for Change member YES / NO please indicate
You will have an oppportunity to First Session Second session
visit 2 workshops please state your
(Accessibility, dietary etc)
The Small Print
Payment Your payment fee includes attendance, refreshments, lunch and conference documentation. Please post a cheque for
the full amount with your completed registration form to Equality North East, Room 1 – 107 , Hub Building, Gateshead
College, Construction Centre, 8th Avenue, Kingsway South, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0JL or for BACS transfer
details please contact Equality North East on 0191 4264399. Once payment has been received a VAT invoice/receipt
will be issued.
Confirmation All bookings will be acknowledged in writing within 5 working days of receipt .
Cancellations A refund of payment will be made only for cancellations received in writing at least 14 days before the conference (less a
25% cancellation fee to cover administration costs). No refunds will be made for cancellations received within 14 days of
the conference and failure to attend after making a booking will be subject to the same terms.