Advice and Information for Health Service Users

National Workshop Friends Meeting House Albert Square Manchester

Tuesday  11th July 2000

for health and advice workers, researchers, and commissioners

  • Are advice and information services an effective tool against deprivation?
  • What do we need to run an effective information service in a health centre?
  • Can we demonstrate health gain from advice services?
  • Can we use medical time effectively to get the right benefits to the right people?
  • Do we want a Citizen’s Advice Bureau in every surgery?
  • Can Primary Care participate effectively in the Community Legal Service?
  • Geographical Information Systems: – Can we supply effective information through the Internet?

Speakers and workshop leaders:

  • Judith Emanuel Lecturer in Education for Primary Health Care Univ of Manchester
  • Stephen Abbott Health and Community Care Research Unit, University of Liverpool
  • Clive Martin Ferret Information Systems
  • Mike Green, Chair of South Manchester PCT
  • Martin Rathfelder Development Director Socialist Health Association
  • Jean Dunkley Former member of the Legal Aid Board
  • Edna Robinson Manchester Salford and Trafford Health Action Zone
  • Dave Butler    Manchester Geomatics
  • Jeremy Vanes Sandwell CAB

Evaluations of advice services in primary health care settings