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Past Events

2023 Events

Health Justice Partnerships in Maternity and Child Health Settings
30 November 2023

This webinar explored the impact of welfare rights issues on children and families, and how early access to advice can support positive health and social outcomes. We were joined by researchers and practitioners discussing the value of health justice partnerships in maternity and child health settings and showcasing integrated services in East London and Cheshire and Merseyside.


  • Sarah Beardon, Senior Research Fellow (UCL Health Justice Partnerships team)
  • Sian Reece, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow (Hull York Medical School)
  • Laura Arrowsmith, Health Justice Partnerships Manager (Maternity Action)
  • Rhiannon Maddocks, Senior Legal Advisor (Maternity Action)
  • Claire Cameron, Professor of Social Pedagogy and Deputy Director, Thomas Coram Research Institute (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Michelle Heys, NIHR and UCL Global Health Research Professor and Community Paediatrician (UCL GOS Institute of Child Health)

- Recording
- Powerpoint slides

Network for Justice Insights and Learning Session
25 April 2023

Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Dr Sarah Beardon and Laura Arrowsmith discuss their work on health justice partnerships, focussing on practical insights.

The Potential of Health Justice Partnerships in Integrated Care Systems
15 Feb 2023
This one-day in-person workshop gave attendees the opportunity to learn about health justice partnerships and how they are being implemented across the country in a range of NHS settings. The event featured speakers who are engaged in service delivery, policy and research. See the full programme 
Event session recordings:
Plenary session 1
Plenary session 2
Plenary session 3

2022 Events

Embedding welfare rights advice in multi-disciplinary care teams
14 July 2022
In this webinar, we were joined by specialist welfare rights advisors who are embedded within multi-disciplinary care teams in HIV and mental health settings. The discussion explored their experiences over many years working collaboratively with care team colleagues, and what this can achieve for patients with complex needs.

  • Sarah Beardon, Senior Research Fellow (UCL Health Justice Partnerships team )
  • David Bryceland, Service Manager (Oxfordshire Mind)
  • Chris Stewart, Support Care Coordinator (Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Faculty of Public Health webinar
6 Apr 2022 
Professor Dame Hazel Genn discusses Health Justice Partnerships for the Faculty of Public Health’s webinar series ‘Building back better in primary care and public health’. Chaired by Kathrin Thomas from the Special Interest Group for Primary Care and Public Health. Watch the recording here.

2021 Events

Law Centre Network Conference
10 Nov 2021
Watch Professor Dame Hazel Genn's plenary talk here.

Health-Justice Partnerships: Learning from current practice in England
28 Sept 2021
Sarah Beardon presents results from her PhD research into the implementation of Health-Justice Partnerships across England. The event brought together professionals working in policy and practice, both in health care and welfare rights advice sectors. The seminar was followed by group discussions to inform future action in supporting and developing these partnerships. Watch here

Law for Health Launch Event
6 July 2021
Chaired by Professor Dame Hazel Genn, the aim of the webinar was to encourage access to justice and free legal services to be included in national, regional and local approaches to reduce health inequalities. Watch here.

Maternity Action – The value of HJPs
15 June 2021
Find out about collaborations between health and legal advice services and how they could benefit providers and users of maternity care. Watch here

2020 Events

British Academy and Wellcome Trust workshops on Health Justice Partnerships
11 & 13 February 2020
Professor Dame Hazel Genn delivered two workshops on health justice issues. The first workshop focussed on the role of law and legal services in mitigating health inequalities; the second focussed on developing the evidence base for Health Justice Partnerships. Both workshops brought together international experts in the field, as well as UK-based policy and research professionals.
Read more about the workshops and access the materials here.