Tutorial: Specialist/Hot Topic: Marginalised Communities and Engagement

Category: Tutorial Dates - Other

Date: April 1st 2020 9:30am until 4:30pm

Location: Sargent Room, Coaver Club, Exeter EX2 4PS

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These tutorials are open to Public Health Specialty Registrars on the South West Public Health Training Programme only.

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Registration and coffee



Welcome and outline of day


10.45- 11.30

Advocacy session 1

Kevin March from seAp advocacy group will be running two sessions for us.  The first is an outline of advocacy and tips on advocacy in practice





Advocacy session 2

seAp Kevin will give us an outline of data that seAp collect and how this may be helpful for future work in public health





“Right to Care” Medact

Dr James Watson from Medact will be talking to us about their work on the “Right to Care” Campaign





Victim Support / Victim Care

Zoey Empson and Heather Welch have front line experience of working with victims of crime, and people with mental health issues.  This session will be interactive and involve case discussions.







Marginalised communities:  Hot topic

As Public Health professionals we have a moral mandate to improve health and reduce health inequalities.  We therefore must understand these factors in relation to marginalised communities.  Engaging with such communities can be challenging as by definition they are on the edge of society.  It is often the case that data/information is not well recorded from such communities.  National data often under represents these groups leading to primary research being required. Access to healthcare for particular groups can also be challenging and understanding this can help us overcome the inequalities experienced by marginalised communities.  

Objectives of tutorial

  • To explore our roles as advocates, what is advocacy and how do we do it?
  • To understand some of the data that is collected by advocacy groups
  • To review the definitions of asylum seekers, refugees etc and who is currently eligible for free primary and secondary NHS care
  • To consider how exclusion from care impacts health
  • To hear from agencies (Victim Support and Victim Care) as to how engagement and support works/ happens in practice




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