Help Change the Face of Commissioning

As healthcare professionals we operate in a landscape shaped by commissioning. The Faculty of Homeless and Inclusion Health is seeking exceptional people to guide that process.

Five years ago the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health published the first Inclusion Health Standards for Commissioners and Service Providers.  The document encapsulates the collected wisdom of Faculty members and provides a best practice guide to commissioning of health services for vulnerable groups. Later versions were endorsed by both the Royal College Physicians and the College of Medicine.

The next version of the standards will be published in Spring 2017. We are looking for frontline inclusion health practitioners in every area to volunteer to help update the standards.

If you would like to be involved in this work please review the current standards and contact us to find out more.

Homeless Healthcare First Steps for Accident & Emergency Units

Pathway and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health (FHIH) have been working with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) and the Royal College of Physicians  to publish exciting new research into the experience of homeless patients in Accident and Emergency Units.

23 Accident and Emergency Departments audited all homeless patients using their services for 2 weeks, investigating the care they received, and onward referrals that were made.

This us the first time that a national multi-centre clinical audit of ED care for homeless people has been carried out in the UK.

Secretary to the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health, Dr Nigel Hewett, said:

“RCEM is working with the Faculty to encourage more ED’s to improve their care of homeless people.  An effective response to this complexity requires multi-agency coordination and links to appropriate services and support.”

Download the press release

Download the full reports from the RCEM website




Pathway is recruiting for a comms officer

Pathway is recruiting for an experienced, part-time communications officer to help manage and build our web site and social media presence, and to contribute to raising the profile of Pathway and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health.  As well as good communications skills and  experience of maintaining a simple wordpress web site, we are looking for someone committed to tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness and deep exclusion.  Further details about the role including a job description and an application form are available on our current vacancies page.

Kings Health Partners Pathway team – first year report

We are delighted to publish the Pathway Kings Health Partners team’s first year report, covering the year 2014.  The Kings Health Partner’s team is the largest Pathway team in the country providing an integrated service across three large NHS trusts. This report presents a wide range of material about the team’s first full year’s work. It includes some powerful case studies that illustrate the complex challenges faced by specialist homelessness hospital teams and their patients.  It also shows just how many different partner agencies a Pathway team needs to work with in order to improve outcomes for some of the NHS’s most vulnerable and needy patients.

Pathway believes that St Thomas’ hospital is the leading provider in the country of unscheduled care to homeless patients in the UK (and possibly in Europe) and this report presents lots of learning for colleagues working in other NHS Trusts right across the UK.

Click this link to read the report and see other Pathway service development reports.

Death of Professor Aidan Halligan

Statement from Pathway’s Board of Trustees


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden death of our founding Chairman, Professor Aidan Halligan. Aidan’s energy, passion and commitment was the driving force behind everything that Pathway and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health have achieved. He will be deeply missed.

As a Board, together with Pathway’s executive team, we are committed to continuing to build on Aidan’s remarkable legacy.

Monday, 27th April 2015