Big names for HSCP event
by Roisin McKane

Health minister Simon Harris and the chief executives of the HSE, Tusla and the National Association of Voluntary Bodies will be among the speakers at a Fórsa conference on the future of health and social care professionals (HSCP) next month. Susanne Rastrick, chief allied professions officer of NHS England, will also contribute.

Fórsa represents over 7,000 HSCPs, and the conference will explore the future of the professions and the services they provide in community, hospital and health promotion settings.

The event, which takes place on 1st February in the Aisling Hotel in Dublin, will consider new emerging health service structures, the implications of demographic changes, and the review of voluntary bodies in a publicly-funded health service. Workshops will focus on issues relating to CORU, fitness-to-practice, CPD, caseload management, resource requirements and quality standards.

Health minister Simon Harris will formally open the day. Other high-profile speakers include Fórsa head of division Eamonn Donnelly, HSE director Tony O’Brien, Tusla chief executive Fred McBride, National Federation of Voluntary Bodies’ chief executive Brian O’Donnell, and Teresa Cody, an assistant secretary in the health department.

Places at the event are in high demand but you can apply to register here.


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