Inclusive and Accessible Communications

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Inclusive and Accessible Communications

FREE registration for HCA members who have purchased the 2023 Conference package.

This year we are running two hybrid conference afternoons, the first will be on Tuesday 6th June and the second in Manchester on Tuesday 27th June.

In-Person Arrival Time - 12:30pm

Sign-up here to join our second conference session virtually on Tuesday 27th June. HCA member organisations who have purchased the 2023 conference package have an unlimited amount of free virtual places as well as an allocated number of in-person places. Individuals whose organisations who have not purchased the 2023 conference package can sign-up to join virtually for a fee of £50 per person.

We are delighted to be joined at both sessions by Sir Jonathan Van-Tam who is a key note speakers and panellist for our Manchester conference. He will be sharing his insights on inclusive and diverse communications in healthcare, alongside a number of fantastic speakers. These include Leicia Feare, Head of Communications, Health Inequalities Improvement at NHS England, Natalie Darko, Director of Inclusion - NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, as well as Pritesh Mistry, who works at The King’s Fund and will be sharing his expertise on how to tackle inequalities and improve quality and outcomes from a digital perspective.

Session Outline:

  • Key note series: Sharing insights on why inclusive and accessible communications are so important in healthcare.
  • Panel discussion with Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, Leicia Feare, Natalie Darko, Alison Jones and Pritesh Mistry; addressing key themes such as ‘What aspects do we as communicators need to consider (literacy, language, culture, visual and hearing impairment, digital inclusion, etc’)
  • Research Sharing session from our Sponsors, ApotheCom, DNA Communications, IPG Health and Oxford PharmaGenesis

How do I sign-up to attend the HCA Conference in-person?

Sign-up for in-person places is not available through our website. Please reach out to HCA primary or secondary contacts within your organisation to register your interest to attend in-person.

This conference session is kindly sponsored by ApotheCom, DNA Communications, IPG Health and Oxford PharmaGenesis.

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Sir Jonathan Van Tam Biography:

Jonathan Van-Tam, a public health specialist with a clinical background in emergency medicine, anaesthesia, and infectious diseases, is an expert on respiratory viruses and pandemics. He is currently Senior Strategy Advisor in Medicine at the University of Nottingham, where he previously held the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, and Health Sciences. He is also a consulting Clinical Advisor at Moderna.

His career has taken him to Public Health England, the World Health Organization, and the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries. Jonathan was seconded to the Department of Health and Social Care as Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He is well-known for his leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly his straight, no-nonsense, communication style from the podium at number ten Downing Street, and for the acquisition and rollout of vaccines and antiviral drugs in the UK. After stepping down as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England he returned to the University of Nottingham as its Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine & Health Sciences.

Jonathan received a knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year’s Honours List, for services to public health. He has also been awarded the Royal Society’s Attenborough Award and Lecture for outstanding public engagement in science.

£50.00 per person (ex. VAT)

£50.00 per person (ex. VAT)

£0.00 per person (ex. VAT)

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Inclusive and Accessible Communications


Tue 27 Jun 2023

1:00 PM - 3:45 PM BST
(2:00 PM - 4:45 PM CEST)