Friday, 23 May 2014

Leading the way in cancer services

Nurses, clinicians and Allied Health Professionals came together recently at a conference to share ideas and best practice on cancer services in NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

The event, chaired by Dr Alison Graham, Medial Director of NHS Ayrshire & Arran, highlighted the national direction for cancer services and how this is being implemented by the local Health Board.

The conference was organised by Sandra White, Cancer Nurse Consultant, who commented, “The theme was 'Evolution in cancer services', and showed where we have been, where we are now and how we plan to deliver services in the future.”

John Burns, Chief Executive of NHS Ayrshire & Arran, said, “The conference highlighted the great work going on throughout Ayrshire. It gave our staff and partners the opportunity to share ideas and best practices.

“We know that the future will be challenging - particularly around health inequalities [but] by working together and changing the way we work with communities, we will embrace the challenges and take forward improvements.”

Delegates took part in a series of presentations and breakout sessions, ranging from cancer rehabilitation and psychological support, to money matters and supporting families.

Sandra White noted, “It was extremely encouraging to see so many of our staff at the conference who were eager to learn more about what other health and social care professionals are doing. We are always striving to improve and this conference was the ideal platform to achieve this aim.”

No comments:

Post a Comment