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Nursing communicable diseases


Nursing communicable diseases

When Oct 15, 2015 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Cardiff
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The prevalence of tuberculosis is at least 34 times greater in homeless people than in the general population, and the prevalence of hepatitis C viral infection is nearly 50 times greater.


To help address this problem, the Queen’s Nursing Institute Homeless Health Network is holding a free learning event to share knowledge and best practice of community nursing in this field.


This all-day learning event features a programme of expert speakers on tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis C, flu and more. Nurses and allied health professionals will get a better understanding of addressing communicable disease through healthcare delivery, with a particular focus on community nursing practice. 

Health professionals, commissioners and patient leaders will share information about successful projects that support people who are homeless at the event. They will also discuss national health policy drivers and innovative commissioning to ensure communicable diseases are addressed and tackled.


David Parker-Radford, Homeless Health Project Manager at the QNI said, ‘Communicable diseases are something we all try hard to avoid, but for people who are homeless, this is far more difficult. Their immunity is weaker, their exposure to harmful pathogens is higher. Community nursing is taking innovative steps to educate and test people and engage them in sustained treatment to improve public health. The QNI want to share the best of this learning with as many nurses as we can.’


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive, The Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Dr Al Story, Clinical Lead, Find and Treat Team, University College London Hospitals
    • Dr Stephanie E Perrett, Blood Borne Virus Prison Nurse Specialist, Public Health Wales
    • Susanne Howes, Health and Justice Public Health Specialist, Public Health England
    • Liz Weeks, Lead TB CNS, Cardiff & Vale TB Control Service

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