Inclusion health: education and training for health professionals: end of study report

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Davis, June; Lovegrove, Mary
Publisher
Department of Health
Date of publication
8 January 2016
Subject(s)
Health Services, Housing and Homelessness
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Inclusion Health programme aims to improve the health and well-being of homeless people and other vulnerable groups.

This report emphasises the need for a combination of clinical and non-clinical skills and knowledge in working with these groups, and identifies possible opportunities for strengthening education and training of health care professionals.

The report reviews:

  • The level of skills, awareness and knowledge of health professionals to support vulnerable groups.
  • The barriers to health and care services faced by these groups.
  • The current professional guidance on Inclusion Health issues, that is working with and caring for vulnerable groups.
  • The commitment of education providers to include Inclusion Health issues in wider training, drawing on the views and experience of health professionals.