2 July 2018
NEON Conference: ‘A Sustainable Service: Widening Access to Healthcare HE and Medicine’
Monday 2 July 2018
09.15 to 16.00
Widening participation in medicine and healthcare is a key priority for policymakers and higher education institutions. A significant amount of funds has recently been invested in new higher education places for medical students. In addition, across a range of healthcare subjects students from widening participation backgrounds continue to be heavily under-represented. This important event will bring together strategic decision makers and deliverers from across sectors to discuss the challenges in this key area for both HE and the NHS. It is a key event for both people working in either the healthcare sector or higher education.
During the day you will have the chance to:
- Understand the policy priorities that will shape work in this field in the next 12 months.
- Hear from examples of innovatory practice that brings together medical schools, HEIs, professional bodies and NHS Trusts.
- Work in small groups with colleagues to explore how to meet the challenges in this fields in your own context.
09.45 Introduction by Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, NEON
10.00 Why widening participation to healthcare Higher Education
Speaker: Katie Adams, National Senior Programme Manager – Widening Participation, Health Education England
11.30 Working with students and the approach of/working with NHS Trusts
Speakers: Mita Dhulipalla, Co-chair of the BMA students committee
Jackie Higham, Widening Participation Manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
13.45 How HEIs are delivering on this agenda
Speakers: Dr Lee Price, Deputy Head of School, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton
Professor Sally Curtis, Professorial Fellow Education, University of Southampton Medical School
15.00 The way forward in 2018-19 for Widening Participation to Health and Medicine
Speakers: Ed Hughes, Head of Health and Medicine, Office for Students
Dr Gail Nicholls , Director of Admissions, Leeds Medical School
15.55 Closing remarks and how NEON can support this agenda
16.00 End of event