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Nov 2019: Inclusion for all? Working with the seldom heard

14 November 2019 – Milton Keynes

Ensuring that health services, research and education meet the needs of people from all walks of life is vital. To achieve this we need to work in partnership with people from diverse communities, for example black and ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community.

This often means we need us to work differently, to go to different places, meeting people where they are. In this workshop we heard from a range of speakers from different communities. We discussed how we can work collaboratively to ensure that we include seldom heard voices in our work.

Guest speakers:

  • Nic Bray (LGBTQ+)
  • Sally-Jane Davidge (Sensory Loss)
  • Mandeep Kaur Bains – Healthwatch Reading (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)
  • Veronica Barry – Healthwatch Oxfordshire (Working age men)
  • Jessica Tilling and Dawn Wiltshire – My Life, My Choice (Learning Disabilities)


  • Douglas Findlay – Lead Lay Partner, Oxford AHSN
  • Siân Rees – Director of Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience, Oxford AHSN