8 May 2014
Local NHS and Macmillan's Survivorship Partnership in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire are to host a health and well-being event for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the last two years.
NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Macmillan Cancer Support’s survivorship partnership is hosting a health and well-being roadshow for bowel cancer patients diagnosed in the past two years.
Louise Metcalfe is Macmillan's Survivorship Project Nurse based at NHS Sheffield CCG and is coordinating the event. She said: 'People who have finished cancer treatment often report difficulties returning to normal life. They may struggle emotionally and physically, needing to adjust to changes treatment has made. They may be recovering from their cancer diagnosis but the effects of treatment may leave them with problems which could affect their quality of life.'
Louise continued: 'We are working with community colleagues, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield GP Practices,Sheffield City Council and the voluntary sector to find out if events like the Health and Well-being Roadshow help improve a patient’s experience of cancer support following diagnosis and treatment.
'This event is a great opportunity for bowel cancer patients and their carers to see first-hand the support in Sheffield aimed at enhancing their quality of care, their recovery and self-management, whilst reducing their use of conventional health services, such as their GP.'
Complimentary health and well-being services such as reiki and massage along with healthy eating and relaxation groups are on offer to attendees. A number of partner organisations such as Age UK, Cavendish Cancer Care, Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist No.7 makeup advice and NHS Stop Smoking Services will also be there with information stalls offering help and advice.
The Roadshow will be held on 12 May 2014 at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Sheffield. The Roadshow will be open from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Patients and carers will be able to drop in between these times. The event is completely free of charge but taster sessions should be booked in advance.
If you would like to attend the event or know someone who would, contact event administrator Rachael Winterbottom by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0114 3051056.