Improving healthcare for our Armed Forces Community

Armed Forces Day 2023

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trusts Armed Forces (Reserves Day) Event.  Wednesday 26 June, 10am - 2pm, Mary Seacole memorial square, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge, London SE1 7EH. Register here

This is followed directly by:

Improving healthcare for our Armed Forces Community

Wednesday 26 June, 2pm - 6:30pm, and Thursday 27 June, 9am - 5pm, Governors' Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH. 
Register your place here

Agenda - Wednesday 26 June

2pm       Registration and refreshments

2:30pm  Welcome and introduction - Prof Ian Abbs, Prof Richard Trembath

2:45pm  Introduction from the Chair - Sarah Austin

3pm       Chavasse Report, 10 years on - Prof Tim Briggs

3:25pm  Charity sector collaboration in support for patients and families - Sir Nick Pope

3:50pm  Lived experience: Beyond the Wire - Jilly Carrell

4:10pm  Panel discussion - Chaired by Sarah Austin

4:25pm  King's Health Partners: Improving healthcare - Prof Ian Abbs,
              Mr David Bradbury, 
Prof Shitij Kapur, Representative for Prof Clive Kay, 
              Prof Richard Trembath

5pm       Networking and drinks 

Agenda - Thursday 27 June

9am       Registration and refreshments

9:30am  Policy: Introduction from the Chair - Prof Sir Simon Wessely

9:35pm  NHSE Armed Forces Policy and what's new - Dr Jonathan Leach

9:50pm  Serving / NHS / Defence Medical Services: Future healthcare needs -
                                                                                      Major General Philip McNee

10:20am Veteran lived experience - Jo Luhman

10:35am Panel discussion - Chaired by Prof Sir Simon Wessely

10:55am Refreshments

11:25am Clinical Services - Introduction from the Chair - Sarah Austin

11:30am Care for the Armed Forces families and those serving: What is new?
               Challenges the Armed Forces community face in health: Evidence -
                                                                                                           Dr Jonathan Leach

11:45am VCHA rehabilitation update / Op COURAGE / Op RESTORE - Linus Cosgrove,
                                                                            Beth Lambert, Dr Diedre MacManus

12:15pm Reducing inequality in access - Dr Francesca Smith, Dr Colette Davey

12:25pm PCN/GP Veterans Friendly accreditation - Adrian Meredith 

12:35pm Patient/Local perspective - Lindsey Robertson

12:45pm Panel discussion - Chaired by Sarah Austin

1:05pm   Lunch and networking

2pm       Patients and Families - Introduction from the Chair - Major Jenny Stone

2:05pm  Royal Hospital Chelsea: Patient care and improving health - David Richmond

2:20pm  King's Centre for Military Health Research - The ADVANCE study with a focus on
              mental health and wellbeing.  Female veterans: mental and physical health. 
              What do we know about familes?  The role of the Forces in Mind Trust Research
              Centre -
              Dr Dan Dyball, Dr Rachael Gribble, Dr Mary Keeling, Dr Alex Smith 

3pm       GSTT Armed Forces Programme - NLP in the identification of Armed Forces
              community in secondary care - Billy Kelly, Fiona Sandford, Gareth Stockley 

3:30pm  Panel discussion - Chaired by Major Jenny Stone

3:50pm  Conference closing comments - Sarah Austin

4pm       Networking and refreshments

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Start date
26 June 2024
End Date
27 June 2024
Start Time
End Time
Governors' Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH