The Inclusion Health in Deprivation Conference will take place in Manchester on Saturday 2nd June 2018. This event, targeted at future health and social care leaders, will raise the issues of what drives health and well-being in vulnerable individuals and communities in areas of deprivation and what we need to do to push that agenda forward.


The conference features speakers from across a range of sectors, experienced in and passionate about improving health by including marginalised people in the thinking and practice of health and social care.

Lectures, presentations and workshops will cover themes including:

Inclusion Health in Deprivation Conference 2018:

Vulnerable Communities

Health inequalities: 

Why some die younger

Inclusion health

Focus on local communities

Models of good practice

Homeless health



Rehabilitation following torture

Improving access to healthcare

Leading change


The conference has been organised by the Manchester Students’ Coalition with representatives from the Manchester Global Health Society, Manchester Homeless Healthcare Society and Manchester Outreach Medics along with volunteers from the student body, supported by the Shared Health Foundation.


The event is aimed at all with a passion for social justice and the desire to address the causes and consequences of the health inequalities that divide our society. It will be particularly relevant to students and trainees in medical, nursing and social care roles, or planning to take them up.

0900 - Registration

09.30 - 09.45 - Welcome Address

09.45 - 10.30 - Dr Nigel Hewett OBE

10.30 - 10.45 - Break

10.45 - 11.30 - Workshop 1

11.30 - 12.15 - Workshop 2

12.15 - 13.00 - Lunch

13.00 - 13.40 - Workshop 3

13.45 - 14.25 - Workshop 4

14.25 - 14.40 - Break

14.40 - 15.20 - Dame Phillipa Russell DBE

15.20 - 16.00 - Professor Aneez Esmail

16.00 - 16.30 - Gong Session

16.30 - Closing Remarks


Registration is free but places may become limited by space close to the event so please sign up early.


The Inclusion Health in Deprivation Conference will take place in the centre of Manchester, an area with marked inequalities in health but where measures to tackle social inequities are high on the agenda.


Citylabs, Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9NQ



Dr. Nigel Hewett OBE

Dr. Hewett graduated in 1980 and then, having trained as a GP, volunteered for two years in Peru training village health workers.

Following his return to General Practice in Leicester he began working with homeless people. In 1997 he was the founding chair of the Leicester Single homeless multi-disciplinary team, and in 2000 he set up the Leicester Homeless Primary Healthcare Service.


In 2006 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and awarded an OBE for Services to the Homeless. Three years later he set up University College London Hospital’s Pathway homeless team, and the following year became a founder member of the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health.


In 2011 he became Medical Director of Pathway – a new Charity formed to improve the healthcare of homeless people and to support the Faculty. There are now 10 Pathway hospital care coordination teams from Bradford to Brighton.

We are looking forward to hearing all about the development of the Pathway teams, and the latest Inclusion Health evidence base.

Poster Presentations:

Students and trainees are invited to submit abstracts for posters to be presented on the day. Abstracts should be 100 to 250 words, on one of the conference themes or an inclusion health-related topic. Selected submissions will be invited to present their poster during the lunch interval on the conference day.


Gong Session:

All attended are invited to submit ideas for a 3 minute spoken presentation (timed out to the gong) during the afternoon session. Ideas should be within the themes of the conference, with a focus on improving health and well-being. Application forms will be in the delegate packs and should be submitted before lunch. Selected presenters will be given a slot in the afternoon gong session.

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