The day consisted of a number of different presentations to support and inform all participants about the work that is taking place at The Christie including research and the website. We also had 2 guest speakers Steven Farrow who gave a fantastic and emotional recollection of his patient journey since being diagnosed with cancer and Samantha Deakin also gave us an informative presentation about her developments with setting up a peritoneal charity.
The day was devised and facilitated by Rebecca Halstead, PTS CNS, and saw a number of the wider team attended throughout the day. Lunchtime saw an interactive session with a number of stalls manned by professional members of the Christie display information including smoking cessation, Stoma nurses, look good feel good, the Christie Charity and Macmillan. The complementary therapy team also gave specific treatments to the participants.
Overall the day was a complete success and the CPOC team wishes to continue to develop the day to be an annual event. A satisfaction survey was disseminated and results will be collated to see how the day can be developed.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the day and the feedback that we have already received.
The programme of the day can be found below with the associated presentations.