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Sign up to part three of our new CPD certified Introduction to pancreatic cancer online course where we explore symptom management for pancreatic cancer. This is part three of our three-part online course.

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Prehab and rehab

Prehab4Cancer and Recovery programme by Greater Manchester Cancer

This free exercise, nutrition and wellbeing scheme has been developed by Greater Manchester Cancer. The programme better prepares people physically and mentally for their cancer treatment. It supports them in their recovery from treatment and gives the opportunity for them to make life-long changes for overall improved health and wellbeing. It is available before and after cancer treatment.

The programme is currently only available for patients in Greater Manchester who have colorectal cancer, lung cancer or upper gastrointestinal cancer. However, the website contains lots of practical, easy to follow advice, as well as links to other organisations who may be able to help, so please signpost your patients to the website.

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Prehabilitation, 5th July 2021 – Dr Helen Anderson, Consultant Anaesthetist and Claire Goulding, HPB Cancer Nurse Specialist, Derriford Hospital

Prehabilitation and rehabilitation, 11th March 2021 – Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, GM Active Programme Manager, GM Prehab4Cancer and Recovery Programme

Emotional support

Training: Supporting cancer patients who are parents

The Fruit Fly Collective are developing a comprehensive programme of support for parents living with cancer and create a co-ordinated unified standard approach to ensure support is accessible and inclusive, and available from diagnosis, throughout treatment and to either recovery or palliative care. As part of this, they offer training for health professionals to provide practical ideas, solutions and resources to help you support your patients who are parents.

Presentation from Supporting your patients from symptoms to support, 23rd May 2023

What support can look like – Rosie Forrest, UGI CNS & Jane Holt, Cancer Support Worker, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Presentations from Psychosocial support within pancreatic cancer, 27th April 2023

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Psychological challenges – Dr Lucy Davidson, Counselling Psychologist

Sexual and relationship impacts of cancer and it’s treatment – Isabel White, Head of Clinical and Lead Psychosexual Therapist at Perci Health Ltd

 Connection and Kindness: Mapping the Spiritual – Michael Savage, Therapeutic Counsellor and Spiritual Guide

Presentation from Supporting patients with pancreatic cancer, 17th March 2022

The emotional impact of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis – Dr Helen Galliard, Clinical Psychologist, Maggie’s Forth Valley

Presentations from Emotional support, 19th October 2021

Patient experience, psychological adjustment and best practice pathway in cancer psychological care – Dr Alex King, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Sustaining a reflective and compassionate practice to underpin your clinical care – Dr Pádraig Cotter, Macmillan Clinical Psychologist

Fostering patient self-management, resilience and care for the family, in the context of a life-limiting cancer – Dr Caroline Johnson, Macmillan Clinical Psychologist

Identifying and responding to distress and depression – Dr Anneka Holden, Macmillan Clinical Psychologist and Sarah Noakes, Counselling Psychologist in Training