In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that keeping you connected to your colleagues is more important than ever. So we are taking our educational events online! We truly hope you enjoy this unique chance to experience a taste of our annual CNS Masterclass for free, and from the convenience of your own home or workplace.
Webinar 1: How have Clinical Nurse Specialists dealt with COVID-19?
Thursday 22nd October, 12pm - 1pm BST
Our first webinar will be delivered by three CNS’s from London, Manchester and Cardiff, who will share how they and their hospitals dealt with COVID-19. They will discuss the effectiveness of telephone appointments, remote monitoring, virtual consultations and more.
Webinar 2: Looking after yourself - self care strategies
Thursday 5th November, 12pm - 1pm BST
Our second webinar will be delivered by Lymphoma ANP Charlotte Bloodworth, who will focus on issues around looking after yourself and self care strategies. Including discussion with two other CNS’s from London and Manchester.
Through these webinars, we hope to provoke further discussion about other’s experiences and how we have all adapted and supported each other. As part of your booking, you will be given a link to access a video of each webinar within two weeks of the webinar. If you have any questions about your booking, please email email@example.com
Barbara von Barsewisch, Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist, North Middlesex University Hospital
Barbara has a particular interest in lymphomas and chronic leukaemias. She works with patients and their families or carers from the time of diagnosis, through the treatment phase and beyond. Barbara is particularly interested in helping all those affected to cope with, and integrate the emotional and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis. She guides patients through complicated treatment schedules, interpreting what is happening and what may be expected. By assessing their needs she is able to guide them along the often complicated paths of the health system. As almost all treatment is given in the ambulatory setting, Barbara is a stable point of contact for patients and their families whilst they are out of hospital and need advice.
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.
Sarah Wells, Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Christie
Sarah became a trustee of Lymphoma Action in June 2019. She gained her degree in nursing in 2001 and in 2016 became the lymphoma clinical nurse specialist at the Christie which has become the super-regional centre for cutaneous lymphoma and primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL). Sarah is the keyworker for all lymphoma patients, leading a bone marrow biopsy service, supporting the implementation of Holistic Needs Assessments within the trust, and has just completed her non-medical prescribing course. Having a close family member diagnosed with lymphoma many years ago, Sarah is aware of the support needed by patients, their families and carers. As a result she has had worked with Lymphoma Action over a number of years, including attending support groups, being a panellist at our National Conference and supporting Live your life workshops. Sarah lives in Stockport with her husband and 2 young daughters.
We are grateful to the following companies for supporting this course. They have had no input into the programme or its content.