Upcoming webinars

70 Years of the NHS: Behaviour Change, Vaccinations and Improvements in Public Health

28 March 2018

  • Chair: Graham Rushbrooke, Development Advisor and Lead Assessor, RSPH and Advisor, NICE of the PHAC
  • Speakers: to be confirmed

With 2018 marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS now is a perfect time to take stock and reflect on the developments in public health which have impacted on the uptake of vaccinations across the UK. With increased capacity across community groups to conduct brief advice and brief interventions, it is more important than ever to identify actionable steps to engage hard to reach communities and reflect on the barriers and successes to date across vaccination programmes.

This talk with examine the role Pharmacies, GPs and Health Trainers have to play in promoting behaviour change and communicating health messages around vaccinations.

  • Chair: Graham Rushbrooke, Development Advisor and Lead Assessor, RSPH and Advisor, NICE of the PHAC
  • Speakers: Robbie Currie, Sexual Health Commissioner, London Borough of Bexley 

Across the world countries have introduced legislation to mandate vaccination programmes, and in the UK the government is now encouraging new university and college students to vaccinate against measles. With this shift in thinking, now is the perfect time for our Young Health Movement to have their say on immunisation.

Do you think enforced legislation is the best way to facilitate vaccination uptake, or should the UK be using different strategies to shape attitudes? What policies and best practices would you like to see around vaccinations, and what more can be done to communicate health messages?

If you are part of our Young Health Movement, or are a young person aged 14-24 and would like to put forward your views on immunisation, register to join our webinar.

Past events

Behaviour Change – Something for Everyone Conference
9 June 2016

The Behaviour Change – Something for Everyone Conference came at a critical time for health trainer services. Since the service was first introduced in 2005, health trainers have supported thousands of clients, largely from the most deprived communities, to achieve positive behaviour change and improvements in mental wellbeing. However, at a time of growing financial pressures, the future for many services is increasingly uncertain. 

Read the write up here