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Genetic Alliance UK 2014 events

Navigating the NHS Maze in England

Ever had questions about the NHS but not known who to ask?
Feel like you should be receiving more care but don’t know where to go?

In order to help you get answers to all your questions and get your head around how all the pieces of the NHS jigsaw fit together, Genetic Alliance UK would like to invite you to attend one of our ‘Navigating the NHS Maze’ workshops. These are free to attend and travel bursaries are available.

When and where?
We will be holding two workshops, one in London (March 11th) and one in Leeds (March 18th). The London event will be at etc venues in Victoria (One Drummond Gate, Pimlico, SW1V 2QQ). The Leeds event will be at the Leeds Met Rose Bowl (Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS1 3HB). Both will start at 10.00 and finish by 15.30.

Workshop focus: getting to grips with specialised services in the new NHS
With a mix of talks, Q&A sessions and lively group discussion, the workshop will help you navigate your way through the NHS maze and find out who is responsible for what, where the money comes from and how the NHS works with other key health and social care providers – ensuring that all your questions are answered along the way.

The workshops will include talks from important stakeholders and commentators on the NHS, including Fiona Marley from NHS England, Catherine Foot from the King’s Fund, Faye Williams from Healthwatch England and members of the Genetic Alliance UK team.

A preliminary agenda for the workshops is here.

Travel bursaries
To ensure as many patient organisations as possible are able to attend, we are offering travel bursaries of up to £100 on a first-come first-served basis. These are available to individuals or small patient groups with an annual income of less that £300,000. We have a limited number of bursaries so will only be able to award one per organisation, with decisions made at the discretion of Genetic Alliance UK.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the form available here and email it to Julian () before 28th February.


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