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News Update - January 2015



BSMHD Regional Seminar and AGM, Derby - 6th February 2015

The BSMHD Regional Seminar and AGM will take place at BDA England Office, Derby Deaf Club, Rycote Centre, Parker Street, Derby, DE1 starting at 11am.

There will be presentations from local health services and Deaf Organisations.

The AGM will take place at 1.30pm at the same venue.

If you wish to attend, please inform the General Secretary no later than Wednesday 28th January 2015.


Deaf Health Champions Conference, Manchester - 11th March 2015

The Deaf Health Champions project will be holding a full day conference at Manchester Conference Centre on Wednesday 11th March 2015 to highlight the health needs of Deaf people. The conference will focus on the ground-breaking work of the Deaf Health Champions in the North West and the results of SignHealth's “Sick Of It” report one year on from the launch in Westminster in March 2014.

The project is a partnership of the UK Council on Deafness, SignHealth, Manchester Deaf Centre, Merseyside Society for Deaf People and Deaf Vision Cumbria. The aim of the project is to empower deaf communities to take control of their own health and to increase positive patient experiences.

This Conference, which is being facilitated by BSMHD, is aimed at Professionals working in Healthcare, Deaf people, deaf organisations, and all health service users and providers. This event will provide a perfect opportunity for you to find out more about where we are currently and our plans for the future.  There will be presentations from keynote speakers, an opportunity for you to put forward questions to our panel and real life case studies of patient experiences.

The programme includes presentations from The Rt Hon Sir Ian McCartney  from Healthwatch, Wigan,  Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Vice-chair Academy of Medical Colleges, Past President, Royal College of Psychiatrist and Dr Andrew Alexander, Medical Director at SignHealth.
The conference fee is £95 which includes communication support, refreshments & lunch. In the meantime, to express interest in attending the conference, please contact





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