Realising the potential of learning disability employment in the NHS

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About this event

This one-day event, jointly hosted by The King’s Fund and NHS England, offered insight into why and how NHS organisations can employ more people with learning disabilities.


Session one: Understanding the value of learning disability employment

Beckie Burn, Strategy Advisor, NHS England
Welcome and introduction

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England
Keynote address

James Scott, Chief Executive, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Local examples of good practice

Katie Matthews, Learning Disability Network Manager, NHS England

Sessions two-three: Breakouts

Jacqui Hansbro, Disability and Employment Support Team, Department for Work and Pensions
Policy levers to help disabled people who want to work

Christopher Stewart, Dental Records Clerk, Central Manchester University Hospital
My journey to paid employment