More than 800 people logged on to Microsoft Teams to attend the second national PHE Screening Inequalities Conference.
The conference, held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, focused on sharing learning to reduce screening inequalities for people with learning disabilities.
Highlights included a thought-provoking keynote speech from Baroness Sheila Hollins, video clips of people with learning disabilities talking about their experiences of screening, local case studies of work to reduce inequalities and a demonstration of the NHS Digital Reasonable Adjustment Flag national record system.
You can view the morning and afternoon conference sessions in full by clicking on these YouTube links:
You can also download all the presentation slides from the conference website.
Attendees included a range of professionals working in the areas of screening, health inequality and learning disability healthcare, including:
- NHS health professionals working for screening providers, commissioning organisations and primary care
- PHE staff from regional screening and immunisation teams and PHE Screening
- local authority public health teams
- third sector organisations, including cancer and learning disability charities
- academic researchers
- cancer alliances
Delegates put questions to presenters in Q&A panels at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions and provided useful feedback on some important issues via interactive Mentimeter questions.
Watch this space for a follow-up blog article with feedback from the event once we have received the results of the conference evaluation survey.
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