COVID-19: Student Disability Fund
Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 virus applications submitted from March 2nd 2020 onwards will not be evaluated until November 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience but this is due to a severe shortage of medical staff available to undertake the evaluations.
Students are welcome to continue submitting their applications and are reminded that we will be unable to evaluate any application that does not have supporting evidence.
Important information for Student Health Association Members
It is with regret that in these difficult times we have had to cancel the planned annual conference for obvious reasons, in line with national guidelines.
As a result there will also be no Annual General Meeting this year. After discussion with the Charity Commission we will postpone this until next year’s conference.
I would like to express my thanks to the team at York St John who have put a great deal of time and effort into organising this event. We really value everything they have done.
We are hoping to provide a Spring session sharing learning and innovations that will surely come from recent events to take home something positive from all of this. This will hopefully also include some advice on staff wellbeing and resilience too.
We will keep you informed as this idea progresses.
In order for the charity to continue its work supporting students with disabilities, as well as providing networking and education for us, we need your continuing support. Please consider renewing your memberships as usual as the charity is reliant on this income.
In other news, we have vacancies on the Executive Committee for a Student Enablement Fund agent and an Education Convenor. If anyone would like to consider these roles or would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact us.
I wish you all well. Take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your patients
Chair of the Executive Committee
SHA conference cancellation
It is with great regret that due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Association has cancelled this years annual conference at Hawkhills Conference Centre in June.
We are looking to arrange a Spring study day and will provide more details at a later date.
Conference 2021 will be held at Nottingham University on 4th – 6th July 2021.
GP online services – Promoting to students: A guide for Universities, GP Practices and CCGs
NHS England has released a guide to show how GP online services can benefit university students as well as giving Universities, GP Practices and CCGs ideas of how to promote and increase awareness of GP online services among students.