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The Provision of Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled People by Hospital Services

Tuesday 31st October 2017

A workshop for health professionals working within a hospital setting.

'Getting Things Changed', a three-year research study funded by the ESRC  University of Bristol, are holding two workshops in October on 'The Provision of Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled People by Hospital Services', following on from a session held in April 2017. The first will be held in Leeds on 19th October, and the second in Bristol on 31st October. Sue Turner, NDTi's Programme Lead for Learning Disabilities is involved in these workshops.

You can book your place or find out more at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/provision-of-reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-people-by-hospital-services-a-workshop-on-getting-tickets-36350441148?aff=es2. The registration period will end on Friday 6th October 2017.

Overview of the day

This workshop aims to address the provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services. While this workshop will build on the previous session earlier in 2017, any health professional working within a hospital setting is welcome to attend this event. This workshop will aim to:

  • Help delegates understand their responsibilities, and those of their hospital, in providing reasonably adjusted services for disabled people
  • Hold a reasonable adjustment ‘marketplace’ to share examples of good practice from around the country about how individual hospitals provide reasonably adjusted care for their disabled patients
  • Identify hospital strategies that allow for reasonable adjustments to be provided for disabled people
  • Discuss how positive changes to how reasonable adjustments are provided to disabled people can be transferred and embedded across hospitals

About Getting Things Changed

The UK Equality Act (2010) requires all organisations to make changes or ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their services to ensure that disabled people are not unfairly disadvantaged. This requirement to provide reasonable adjustments includes hospitals and other providers of health and social care. Examples of reasonable adjustments may include: improving physical access to hospital buildings; providing information in accessible formats; or changing the timing, length or location of patient appointments.

The ‘Getting Things Changed: Tackling Disabling Practices’ programme is investigating the barriers that disabled people experience in a number of different contexts, in order to highlight, and subsequently fill, potential gaps that develop between policies (such as the UK Equality Act, 2010), and practices (such as providing reasonable adjustments). For more information about the programme, please see their website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/gettingthingschanged/

For further information about the workshop please contact Dr. Stuart Read:
Email: stuart.read@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 331 0471

Contact

For more information contact Sue Turner by:

Email: Sue Turner
Tel: 07837 935 500

Useful Info

Date:
Tuesday 31st October 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Venue:
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Bristol
BS16 2QQ