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Safe Surgeries peer-to-peer training

Our Safe Surgeries project aims to improve access to healthcare for migrants in vulnerable circumstances by addressing barriers to healthcare in both policy and practice.

Peer-to-peer training modules are designed to be delivered by NHS healthcare professionals and medical students, and aim to empower them to improve their colleagues\’ understanding of migrant rights to healthcare in England. They should be delivered at trainers\’ workplaces or universities.

The training covers: migrant entitlement to NHS care; barriers faced by migrants and good practice tips to ensure vulnerable migrants access the healthcare they need.  All the information is based on the DoTW\’s knowledge and experience of supporting patients at our London clinics.

The training pack consists of 1-1.5 hour modules, with slides tailored to primary care, secondary care or general audiences. These are supported by a number of resources, listed below.

All slides and resources are the intellectual property of Doctors of the World UK and shouldn\’t be shared or used without acknowledgement or in a manner that is not in accordance with the Guidelines for peer-to-peer trainers.

Training slides

Overview module

Covers both primary and secondary care, providing an overview for general health audiences.

Primary Care module

Focuses on entitlements and barriers in primary care.

Secondary Care module

Focuses on entitlements and barriers in secondary care.

Information for trainers

Guidelines for peer-to-peer trainers 

Explains what the peer-to-peer training is all about and our expectations of trainers.

Trainer’s Guide 

Offers additional background information for trainers (should be read alongside the slides).

Other resources

Training materials updated June 2018.

For more information about Safe Surgeries training, contact Jennie Corbett


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