External Events News

The Self Care Forum’s aim is to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life.  We also hope to create a self care movement, an evolutionary shift towards people being more informed and empowered to look after their own health and their family’s health and to understand when to self care and when medical intervention is necessary.

This is why the Self Care Forum is pleased to promote external events which have similar aims and this page is dedicated to organisations that wish to empower their population through local, regional and national activities.

Promoting health literacy through healthcare professional skills training

Health Literacy Seminar, Keele University, Thursday 26th October 2017

The Health Literacy Group is holding a seminar, which will focus on the promotion of health literacy through healthcare professional skills training.

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Gill Rowlands, Newcastle University

Dr Doris Ravotas, Western Michigan University, USA

Victoria Dollard, Mediskills UK

This seminar will be of interest to healthcare professionals, trainees, educators, researchers and policy makers. The delegate fee of £50 includes lunch and refreshments and can be booked here. For more details contact Sue Weir: s.weir@keele.ac.uk

Health literacy: making life better, Health Literacy UK Conference

Riddel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16th February 2018

Dr Michael McBride, the Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, and Professor Don Nutbeam, Professor of Public Health, Sydney are confirmed speakers at the Health Literacy Group’s 5th conference. Proposals are invited for oral presentations or posters on innovative health literacy research and practice. Abstract submissions close 12pm, Wednesday 1st November 2017.

Delegate rate for full day, including tea, coffee and lunch is £100. Click here to reserve your place, or for further enquiries please contact Sue Weir at primarycare.events@keele.ac.uk