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June 14 2021

Collaborations for Inclusion

Delivering for people via innovative health and care partnerships between public, private and VCSE organisations

  • Health inequalities

When partnership working works it can solve problems that one organisation or sector can’t solve on its own. At this event we will hear from voluntary, private and public sector partners on their experiences of designing creative solutions together that deliver results for people who may have otherwise been excluded from care. 
We will hear about the DAYlife home dialysis project, run by The Renal Association/British Renal Society’s Kidney Quality Improvement Programme (KQuIP), in partnership with Kidney Care UK, Baxter and NxStage Fresenius. The project has improved the take-up and quality of home dialysis.

We will also hear about the unique Hepatitis C elimination partnership between Gilead Sciences, Change, Grow, Live and NHS England which has the ambitious aim of eliminating Hepatitis C in the UK by working with often marginalised communities. 
National Voices CEO Charlotte Augst will be chairing the session and will be welcoming:

  • Peter Smethurst, Senior Business Unit Director, Gilead Sciences
  • Fiona Loud, Policy Director, Kidney Care UK 
  • Catherine Stannard, KQuIP Quality Improvement Programme Manager, The Renal Association.
  • Tracey Kemp, National Hepatitis C Strategy Lead, Change, Grow, Live.

We will then open up to the audience for a wider discussion about what makes a good partnership and to discover the successes people have enjoyed and the challenges they have faced.
These featured projects, and others like them, have brought together the knowledge, skills and assets of different partners to address long-standing issues of equality of access, experience and outcomes, and have put inclusion right at the heart of innovation.
This event is for anyone interested in partnership working to improve access and experience of care for those who need it, whether you are a charity, from the health industry, or are commissioning services, and maybe already working in partnership, or looking to be doing so in future.