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Events 2019

Inclusion for all? Working with the seldom heard

14 November 2019

Ensuring that health services, research and education meet the needs of people from all walks of life is a vital. To achieve this we need to work in partnership with people from diverse communities, for example black and ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community.

This often means we need us to work differently, to go to different places, meeting people where they are. In this workshop we will hear from a range of speakers from different communities. We will discuss how we can work collaboratively to ensure that we include seldom heard voices in our work.

This event open to anyone working in the NHS, health education and research, interested patients and members of the public from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.

Confirmed guest speakers:

  • Nic Bray (LGBTQ+)
  • Sally-Jane Davidge (Sensory Loss)
  • Mandeep Kaur Bains – Healthwatch Reading (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)
  • Veronica Barry – Healthwatch Oxfordshire (Working age men)
  • Jessica Tilling and Dawn Wiltshire – My life, My Choice (Learning Disabilities)


Douglas Findlay – Lead Lay Partner, Oxford Academic Health Science Network

Siân Rees – Director of Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience, Oxford Academic Health Science Network

Supported by:

Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)

NHS England South East

NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

NIHR Oxford and Thames Valley Applied Research Collaboration (OTV ARC)

NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands

To register for free, please follow this link.

For further information please contact Laurie Kenny at

Past events

  • Working Together – Keeping a record and measuring impact

25 September 2019 – Aylesbury

With the growing requirement for greater public involvement in all aspects of health and social care, there is a growing need to show what difference it makes. Evaluating the impact of patient and public involvement presents a real challenge to professionals and patients alike. Attendees discussed how to better record their joint work and how to develop ways to evaluate it.


  • Innovation in Person-Centred Care Conference

14 May 2019 – Oxford

Personalisation of care underpins the NHS Long Term Plan. To support new thinking in this area the Oxford AHSN hosted an Innovation in Person-centred Approaches conference with Health Education England.

This conference was attended by approximately 120 people. It brought together theory and practice from across care, research and education in an interactive conference for practitioners, patients, educators, researchers and managers from health and social care. It was an opportunity to hear about innovations, share ideas and develop connections.

The diverse and rich agenda covered the relevance of the arts, dancing to prevent falls, developing relationships through shared housing, seeing beyond the patient to the person and the value of empathy for both staff and patients.

See the programme here.


  • Advance care planning for dementia care – Rhonda Riachi View slides here
  • Ageing Well: supporting integrated personalised care for older people – Martin Vernon View slides here
  • Arts and medicine – Iva Fattorini View slides here
  • Creating with care – Angela Conlon View slides here
  • Dance to health, falls prevention programme for older people – Karen Hamilton View slides here
  • Delivering person-centred care through care and support planning – Sylvie Thorne/Claire Scott/Julia Coles View slides here
  • A game of two halves – Tina Coldham View slides here
  • Mental and physical wellbeing: long term care innovation for the whole person – Rhonda Riachi/Chris Allen/Annie Sillence View slides here
  • Patient, participant and person: what’s in a name? – Matthew Lariviere View slides here
  • Peer support and self-management – Karen Owen View slides here
  • Supporting people to live gloriously ordinary lives – Tricia Nicoll/Sally Ellis View slides here



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