Rough sleeper project presented at national conference

Claire Knight at soup kitchen

Two colleagues from Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) recently presented at a national conference where they spoke about their work to improve the health of homeless people.

Head of Adult Long Term Community and Specialist Services Stephanie Rhodes and Complex Care Nurse Claire Knight presented at the Convenzis NHS Patient Experience Conference on March 11 2021. They explained how nurse-led clinics for rough sleepers were set up in Maidstone, Kent, following an approach by the borough council.

The pair reported that homeless people had been treated for diabetes, lung disease, pregnancy, infected wounds and skin conditions at drop-in clinics.

The work was carried out as a quality improvement (QI) project which saw them work with many partner organisations.

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