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Integrating evidence, policy and practice
Tue 16 May 2017, 09:30 – 15:45 BST
The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory is pleased to invite you to attend our second national conference. This event will showcase current evidence on the health and healthcare of people with learning disabilities, exploring the implications for policy makers and practitioners.
The morning session will be chaired by Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Ken Calman who brings decades of experience of using health evidence in policy.
To set the scene for the day we have a short film created by people with learning disabilities and people with autism telling us about their experiences of health and health care.
Sally-Ann Cooper, Director of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, will reflect on the state of evidence for people with learning disabilities.
Maureen Watt, the Minister for Mental Health, will talk about Scottish Government priorities in a rapidly evolving policy landscape.
Chris Hatton, Co-director of Improving Health and Lives (the English Learning Disabilities Observatory) will talk about evidence for people with learning disabilities south of the border.
Colin Fischbacher, Clinical lead for health improvement, Information Services Division, NHS Scotland will chair the afternoon session.
Lamiece Hassan, Public Engagement and Involvement Manager, University of Manchester, will talk about innovative methods they have used to support the public in engaging with health research.
Workshops will provide delegates with opportunities to discuss their ideas and views on future priorities for improving health evidence, policy and practice for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.
Spaces are limited so please get your booking in early!
For more information about our work take a look at our website: www.sldo.ac.uk