West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and West Yorkshire Prepared are hosting a webinar to help health and care partners gain insights from ‘The Shielding Experts’

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Time: 10.00 – 11.30am

As coronavirus cases rise rapidly and England goes into a third national lockdown, shielding advice has once again been issued to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

Hosted by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and West Yorkshire Prepared, The Shielding Experts webinar provides a valuable opportunity to listen to people about their experiences of shielding in 2020 and hear insight from research and surveys of people in the shielding group as well as staff who shielded, to inform our health and care practice this winter and beyond. The session aims to support people who work across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate area to put the right conditions in place to enable people with the highest clinical risk stay happy, health and safe, using insight from the sharing of personal experiences.

Speakers

Shielding experts by experience will be joined by Hannah Davies, CEO HealthWatch; John Walsh, Freedom To Speak Up Guardian / ODI Lead at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust; Jenny Allen, Director of Workforce, Leeds Community Healthcare; Ann-Louise Caress, University of Huddersfield; Dave Thompson, Kirklees Council, and Rachael Loftus, Head of Regional Health Partnerships.

Who would benefit from attending?

This session is suitable for people who work across the health and care sector or anyone involved in the shielding response in local places, including volunteers, third sector and local authority staff.

Agenda

10:00 Welcome and Introduction – Rachael Loftus will introduce the session on behalf of West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and the West Yorkshire Resilience Forum

10:10 The Shielding Experts

  • Personal experience – people who are shielding
  • Research on the Impact of Shielding –Ann-Louise Caress, Centre for Applied Research in Health, University of Huddersfield and Dave Thompson, Kirklees Council
  • Healthwatch Shielding Check In – Hannah Davies, Healthwatch Leeds
  • Shielding Staff Group – John Walsh, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Jenny Allen, Director of Workforce, Leeds Community Healthcare

11:10 Panel Discussion and Questions

11:30 Close

Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite.

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