Many people with blood cancer have experienced a change in how their condition has been treated and managed over the course of 2020. Whilst some people have been having telephone or virtual appointments, some have been attending hospital appointments when needed. Many people have been in touch with us, and have expressed concerns about the management of their condition, about access to healthcare services, and how any changes could impact on the outcome of their treatment. Alongside this, some people may not always feel involved or in control of how their condition is managed and treated, and may not feel able to take a more active role in their condition.
Our webinar aims to:
- look at the current landscape for medical appointments in the UK;
- share experiences of face-to-face and remote appointments, from healthcare professionals and individuals;
- share hints and tips for getting the best from any appointment; and
- identify triggers for when to get back in touch with your medical team.
Joining the webinar
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Dr Pam McKay - Consultant Haematologist at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow
Charlotte Bloodworth - Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) for Lymphoma, University Hospital of Wales
We will also be joined by two individuals with lived experience of blood cancer.
More about the panel
Dr Pam McKay, Consultant Haematologist, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow School of Medicine.
Dr McKay is a consultant haematologist, specialising in lymphoma. She is a member of the NCRI Lymphoma Clinical Studies Group and the high-grade lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma Clinical Studies Subgroups and is a member of the BSH Lymphoma Special Interest Group. She is a strong supporter of clinical trials and is principal investigator for many lymphoma trials (commercial and non-commercial) at the Beatson and until recently was West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network Clinical Trials subgroup lead. She has an interest in guideline development and is lead author and co-author on a number of BSH guidelines (CNS prophylaxis in DLBCL, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, DLBCL and PCNSL). She has been involved in the development of Regional Clinical Management Guidelines for most lymphoma subtypes.
Charlotte Bloodworth, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) for Lymphoma, University Hospital of Wales
Charlotte qualified as a nurse in 1995 in Nottingham University. She gained her grounding in basic nursing skills working in elderly acute medicine, community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and in a community assessment role. In 2003, she moved to Wales and started her career in Haematology nursing, working on the haematology ward, the bone marrow transplant unit and the day unit. In 2009, Charlotte became the Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist and then in 2017 became an Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Lymphoma. In this role she runs the follow up and discharge clinic for curative lymphomas, she has created and leads the pre-chemotherapy assessment and off site nurse-led chemotherapy service for Lymphoma patients and runs the low grade lymphoma clinic with one of the Consultants. Charlotte believes in the empowerment of nurses to make a real difference to services and improve patient care.