Welcome back to our Building Back Better in Primary Care and Public Health as we continue with our 8th webinar of the series. This time we’ll be hearing from Professor Dame Hazel Genn about how Health Justice Partnerships between primary care and lawyers could address a key determinant of health inequalities.
Access to legal advice around social welfare is key to mental and physical health, covering matters ranging from entitlements to benefits, housing, debt management, fair treatment in work and many other factors. Health Justice Partnerships aim to reach people in need of legal advice and improve health through collaborative working between healthcare services and legal teams.
Professor Genn will summarise examples of such partnerships, including a successful service in Stratford, London in 2016, as well as evidence for what benefits such partnerships can bring to patients, services and communities.
The talks will last around 45 minutes followed by around 30 minutes of questions and may be followed by a short meeting of the Primary Care and Public Health Special Interest Group to reflect on the discussion and review SIG work programmes.