Research by University of Wolverhampton experts into the
training needs of the health and social care workforce will be
presented at a conference.
The University’s School of Health and
Wellbeing will host the event at the Tilstone Suite, Arena
Theatre in Wolverhampton on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 from 10am
The free conference will highlight findings from research
commissioned by the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority into
the training and learning needs of staff working with patients who
have learning disabilities or mental health issues.
Professor Linda Lang, Dean of the School of Health and
Wellbeing, said: “The conference will highlight findings from the
research on patient care pathways in Learning Disability and Mental
Health and reveals many potential training and learning needs,
which will inform future health and social care education.
“We look forward to welcoming people working within the health
and social care sectors to the conference."
The event entitled “Taking a Care Pathway Approach to Workforce
Development” will be themed around good communication. It will
include presentation of the research, its findings, outcomes and
recommendations, and will also feature drama and dance by the
Social Enterprise Selly Oak Drama Company and the Social Enterprise
Freefall Dance Company.
The School of Health and Wellbeing was commissioned by NHS West
Midlands to work, in partnership with a number of NHS Trusts, in
the West Midlands to support the development of, Mental Health Care
Pathways and worked with Learning Disabilities Service Users and
several Trusts across the West Midlands together with the Mental
Health and Learning Disabilities teams in the School of Health and
Wellbeing to carry out the research.
For more information or to attend the conference, contact Sue
Lewis at S.G.Lewis@wlv.ac.uk.
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