Independent report

Educating health professionals to support vulnerable groups

National Inclusion Health Board (NIHB) report: improving support, access to services and care for homeless people and vulnerable groups.

Documents

Inclusion Health: Education and Training for Health Professionals - End of Study Report

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Inclusion Health: Education and Training for Health Professionals - Appendices

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Details

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
Published 8 January 2016