Sheffield Equality Group

The health of our nation

The Birmingham Health Charter – what is it and where next?
Wednesday 7th December, 7pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, St. James’ Street, S1 2EW
Feedback from the national Birmingham conference for the creation of a new charter for health (see below) and discussion of next steps and links in Sheffield. Hosted by Sheffield Equality Group, in association with the University of Sheffield Health Equity and Inclusion Research Group. All welcome. Free, donations for tea and biscuits.
Duty of Care
Tuesday 8th November, 7pm to 9pm, Theatre Delicatessen, The Moor, S1 4PF
Health minister Michael Alick is promoted at short notice. But with only four days until the new Health Bill becomes law, is it all it seems? A new play by local writer Laurence Peacock. Followed by panel discussion with Will Sapwell (BMA Junior Doctors’ Committee), Jillian Creasy (Sheffield GP), and Mark Gamsu (Sheffield CCG). Pay as you feel, book through EventBrite
Our Much-Valued NHS is Under Huge Pressure, But Why?
Tuesday 22nd November, 7pm to 9:30pm, Quaker Meeting House, St. James’ Street, S1 2EW Is it increasing demand and expectations? Or reductions in funding, staff and other resources for health and social care? Are the new NHS plans a sign of progress or simply cuts in disguise? Join our expert panel to debate how we can secure the NHS for future generations. With Dr Tim Moorhead (Chair of Sheffield CCG), Kevan Taylor (Chief Executive, Sheffield Health and Social Care), Mike Simpkin (Sheffield Save Our NHS). In association with Sheffield Save Our NHS
A New Politics for Health – the Birmingham Health Charter
Birmingham City University, Edgbaston, B15 3TN 23rd of November, 9.30am-4.30pm
This national conference aims to develop a new charter for health, the Birmingham Health Charter. It is also about inspiring and encouraging those campaigning now for a better, healthier future and building a stronger coalition to address the causes of health inequality. With high profile speakers, including Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Tickets are £50, for more details go to EventBrite
If you can’t go, but would still like to contribute, you can share your thoughts related to the themes of the conference through this survey
Festival of Debate
I Daniel Blake
At the screening of I Daniel Blake, we didn’t come up with any plans to sort it all out (well, not realistic ones for now anyway!), but there is a lot already happening. For what you could do in Sheffield, see our I Daniel Blake action page.