Violence Against Women: A Determinant of Health
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Violence Against Women: A Determinant of Health

Violence Against Women: A Determinant of Health

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Violence against women is prevalent at levels which make any ideals of ours as a civilised society difficult to reconcile with the reality. This violence impacts on the mental and physical health of women and also their children. In England, violence against women must be considered as a determinant of health by those planning and delivering healthcare.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Violence against women causes physical, sexual, reproductive and mental ill health, but is violence against women sufficiently addressed by mainstream healthcare provision? How can we improve the healthcare services that seek to address this issue in our society? We know that women are more likely to speak to health professionals about their experiences than to report violence directly to the police. This should place public health policy-makers and practitioners at the forefront of an integrated approach to combating violence against women. What can be done to ensure that this happens in practice?

The overall objective of the conference is to provide a safe forum for Directors of Public Health, NHS representatives, policy makers, think tanks, charities and service users to come together to ask:

  • Why are rates of violence against women in the UK one third higher than the EU average?

  • How can undergraduate and postgraduate health workers be effectively taught about violence against women so they will consider it and act upon it as a determinant of health?

  • What cultural barriers can prevent rapid services being offered to victims?

  • How can the health needs of female asylum seekers be best addressed?

  • With only 16% of reported sexual and domestic violence in the UK being perpetrated by a stranger, how can health professionals best address gender based violence within relationships and family units?

As a complex and multi-dimensional issue the conference will consider the public health implications of gender based violence and what can be done to help improve the situation going forward.

Speakers

Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Professor Marianne Hester, Chair in Gender, Violence & International Policy, University of Bristol

Dr Edward Mullins, Editor-in-Chief, Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2014, Speciality Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust

Inspector Allen Davis, Partnership Team, SOECA Command, Metropolitan Police Service

Mary Agnew, Assistant Director for Standards and Ethics, General Medical Council

Dr Neera Dholakia, Lead GP for Safeguarding Children and Clinical Lead for Mental Health, West London CCG

Professor Liz Kelly, Director of the Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University

Polly Neate, CEO, Women's Aid

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What is the refund policy?
Refund requests will be considered until 14 days prior to the conference. After this time, refunds are not possible. A 10% administration fee will be charged for any refunds.

Is my registration transferrable?
Tickets can be transferred to another person, please contact us if you wish to do this.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is free parking on site at Cumberland Lodge. The nearest mainline train station is Egham, situated on the London Waterloo - Reading trainline. For full travel directions, please visit: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/contactus/Travel+Directions

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeves by email (janis@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk) or phone (+44 1784 497794)

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