World Occupational Therapy Day (27.10.2021): Spotlight on Two of Our South West Occupational Therapists

By Chad Elliot | October 27, 2021

Occupational Therapy Day was first launched on 27th October 2010. Since then, it has become an important date to promote and celebrate the profession internationally. The theme for this year’s day is “Belong. Be You.” Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on developing, recovering, or maintaining the daily living and working skills of…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2021)

By Chad Elliot | October 25, 2021

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. It is the most common cause of death from cancer for both men and women, claiming almost 35,000 lives a year. Early detection of lung cancer makes it more treatable, so encouraging people…

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NHS Urges People in South West to Come Forward for Life Saving Cancer Checks

By Chad Elliot | August 26, 2021

People in the South West of England with potential cancer symptoms are being encouraged to come forward for lifesaving checks as part of an NHS campaign. NHS England chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, launched the campaign to highlight symptoms of abdominal and urological cancers this week, saying that the NHS is open and ready to treat…

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Prescribe Arts and Enable Adults Living with Cancer to Flourish!

By Amy Smith | August 24, 2021

Flourish through creativity! Online Arts on Prescription course for adults living with & beyond cancer Thanks to ongoing partnership and support from Macmillan Cancer Support and GLoW (Gloucestershire Wellbeing), Artlift’s online courses continue. Our next course runs from 11th Oct to 20th Dec 2021, every Monday afternoon from 1.00pm – 3.00pm Perfect for adults still…

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SWAG Staff Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021

By Amy Smith | August 18, 2021

Two members of staff from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list this year. Ruth Hendy, lead cancer nurse for University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, has been given the British Empire Medal.  She has received the award for her services to people living…

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Cancer Quality of Life Survey – Roll out to other cancers

By Amy Smith | August 17, 2021

By Beth Kingshott | July 28, 2021   Background Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone. More people are surviving cancer than ever before- but living with cancer, and the effects of its treatment, can have a negative impact on peoples physical, emotion and social wellbeing. Public health England (PHE) ,…

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Raising Awareness: Cancer Survivors Day

By Laura Dimmick | June 4, 2021

June 6th is Cancer Survivors Day worldwide. The overall aim of this day is to raise awareness of issues and challenges that cancer patient face along with an opportunity to celebrate life and connect with each other. This year marks the 34th Cancer Survivors Day which was first introduced in the United States in 1987.…

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NHS Rolls Out Capsule Cameras to Test for Cancer in South West

By James Sanders | March 25, 2021

Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the South West NHS. The imaging technology, in a capsule no bigger than a pill, can provide a diagnosis within hours. Known as a colon capsule endoscopy, the cameras are the latest NHS innovation to help patients access cancer checks…

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