This year’s National Study Sessions are exploring enhanced supportive care (ESC) in pancreatic cancer. We’re running a selection of free, virtual events throughout the month on: symptom assessment and management (7th); effective communications (12th); emotional support (19th); end of life care (26th); and models of practice in ESC (28th).

See the recording and slides below for the sessions that have taken place so far:

Symptom assessment and management, Thursday 7th October, 9 – 11am

This session explored the assessment and management of pain, fatigue, nausea and constipation in pancreatic cancer patients, as well as examples of symptom management in practice.

Symptom assessment and management – Daniel Monnery, Palliative Care Consultant at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and NHSE National Clinical Advisor for ESC

Supporting patients in practice – Helen Upfold, HPB CNS, Forth Valley Hospital

The role of the CNS in ESC – Steph Gooder, Lead HPB CNS, Stepping Hill Hospital

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Recording: Symptom assessment and management, Thursday 7th October, 9 - 11am

Effective communications, Tuesday 12th October, 2.00 – 5.00pm

This session explored the key principles of effective communications and considered how these apply to delegate’s practice with their pancreatic cancer patients. From breaking bad news and having difficult conversations to checking understanding and building rapport with your patients in the current climate. This session was delivered by Accredited Counsellor, Jonathan Hartley and our Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurses.

View Jonathan’s presentation

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Recording: Effective communications, Tuesday 12th October, 2.00 - 5.00pm

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at hpnetwork@pancreaticcancer.org.uk