Thursday, 10 November, 2016
Select Stadium Lowerhouse Lane Widnes Cheshire WA8 7DZ
9:00am to 1pm

This half day session brought to you by Champs Public Health Collaborative and Public Health England North West aims to build knowledge and understanding of the wider impact of Influenza. As well as reviewing National Guidance, the event will allow colleagues to discuss public health interventions and the management of outbreaks. 
 

Background

Seasonal influenza causes substantial illness and death, not only posing high risk to the elderly, but also to pregnant women, infants, and children. The impact of flu seasons are unpredictable; while only moderate levels of influenza activity were seen in the community in the UK in  2015/16, high numbers of admissions to hospital and ICU/HDU was observed with excess mortality seen in younger adults. This is a telling reminder of the continuing challenge of influenza and the need for health and social care organisations to take seasonal influenza very seriously. 

Objectives:

  • To understand the wider impact of influenza, and the mortality and morbidity associated with Influenza
  • To understand national policy on management of influenza and consider research and evidence relating to the public health management of Influenza.  
  • To understand the opportunites and challenges for vaccination against seasonal influenza.
  • To understand the framework for managing and responding to flu cases, outbreaks and pandemics.

Who should attend?

Local Authority Councillors, Social care services , CCG’s, NHS Trusts, Academia, LA Public Health Teams ( Specialists and Consultants in Public Health, DsPH), LA Emergency Planners, Health Protection Practitioners, Community and hospital Infection control teams, Pharmacists, LHRP and LRF members and other relevant organisations.

View the draft programme

To view some of the event presentations, please look here

Event booking

Event Booking

Please note that once you have registered below your place is then booked for this event.

If you require any further information in the meantime, please contact the Champs support team on 0151 666 5123

Required fields are marked with a *

Upcoming events

Public Health Workforce Development Roadshow - Liverpool

15 October, 2018

Liverpool Community & Voluntary Service, 151 Dale St, Liverpool, L2 2AH

UKPHR Public Health Practitioner Development Registration is now open to attend a local roadshow to find out more about the forthcoming North West Public Health Practitioner Scheme. Aim: Each roadshow is a short discovery event aimed at the public health workforce and associated workforces that have a role in tackling the wider determinants of health and would be interested in the practitioner...

Read more

Cheshire & Merseyside Sexual Health "Digital by Design" engagement event

17 October, 2018

St Werburghs Development Centre, Boswell Avenue, Warrington, WA4 6DQ

This event is by invitation only. It will explore what "good" digital (website and apps) sexual health tools look like for all age groups and will help Cheshire & Merseyside Commissioners and sexual health services to plan/develop their local service offers. Please view the programme here To book your place, please complete the booking form below.  

Read more

North of England Health Inequalities Conference

1 November, 2018

Liverpool - TBC

Due North - North of England Health Inequalities Conference. Event organised by Public Health England (PHE)  #duenorth5 The Fifth Annual North of England Inequalities Conference will be held in Liverpool on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November 2018. What can devolution mean for the health and wellbeing of people and places across the North? This conference aims to bring together individuals from...

Read more

This event is being run by Food Active and should be booked through the link below. Food Active are hosting their annual conference, 'Childhood Obesity – Let’s Start at the Very Beginning’, in response to the lack of focus on early years and maternal health in the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, Chapter 2. The conference will bring together practitioners, academic and other experts to...

Read more

Health Protection

19 November, 2018

TBC

Details to follow. Event partners - Public Health England

Read more

Hot Topic

6 December, 2018

TBC

Details to follow.  

Read more

Annual Suicide Prevention Summit

19 February, 2019

TBC

Details to follow.

Read more