‘Medicine for Members’ proves popular
24 February 2012
Photo (above): The panel—Amanda Gunning (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stoma Care), Melanie Jerome (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stoma Care), Jo Turner (Colorectal Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist), Mr Tushar Agarwal (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon) and Dr Marcus Harbord (Consultant Gastroenterologist) answers questions put forward by members who attended the event
Photo (right): Prof Tim Allen-Mersh (Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Lead Consultant Surgeon for Colorectal Cancer) speaks to members at the event
The first ‘Medicine for Members’ event held on Wednesday 22 February has been deemed a huge success by all who attended.
The event was the first of a new series of free health seminars to be hosted by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and focussed on the issue of bowel cancer, including what factors increase the risk of someone developing the disease and the signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for.
The seminar was timed to coincide with the launch of a major national Department of Health campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer and increase regular screening amongst those who have a higher risk of developing the disease.
The event attracted 35 people, all of whom said that they found the event useful and that they understood more about bowel cancer having attended the seminar.
Presenters included Professor Tim Allen-Mersh, Dr Marcus Harbord, Jo Turner, Melanie Jerome and Mr Tushar Agarwal.
The Trust is planning more ‘Medicine for Members’ events throughout the year which will focus on a range of health issues—keep an eye out in future editions of Trust News or become a member of the Foundation Trust to receive regular email updates and be among the first to have the opportunity to reserve your place.
What the attendees said
“Excellent idea of having this kind of seminar and I am looking forward to hear and attend more on different issues.”
“Thank you for this very useful initiative.”
“I'd like to thank the presenters for a very useful seminar.”