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