Hi All, I’m delighted to share the agenda for my visit to New Zealand and Australia. This is still a work in progress with some final details still to be confirmed, but the time is fast approaching. I’ll be presenting with the amazing Sandra Blake, Director of Clinical Services at Friendly Society Private Hospital in… Continue reading New Zealand and Australia 2023
I was honoured to be invited to speak to the Bariatric Technical Advisory Group (BAR TAG) for the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs The VA has learned that there are many plus-size women who have served in the US military and now are at great risk for breast cancer because of exposures while serving. We… Continue reading Veteran Affairs – Bariatric Technical Advisory Group
I was thrilled to be interviewed by the Nursing Times for a consensus document that was sponsored by Medstrom. Theres a round table discussion with input from a wide range of medical professionals and then my input as a patient advocate. The document is available free to download from the Nursing Times here .
I am beyond excited about a trip that is currently being planned. I make no secret of my hatred of flying but some opportunities are too amazing to turn down… I wont say too much at this stage but I’ll share further details as soon as everything is finalised.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust recently held a plus sized day for their staff. Lots of manufacturers were gathered together to give practical demonstrations and work through some problem solving. It was great to meet so many practitioners who were passionate about improving the care they offer their patients. I spoke at the beginning of… Continue reading Plus Size Day – guest speaker
Had the great pleasure to deliver another seminar in the Essential Helpcare series. This time we concentrated on looking at discrimination, and how we can all learn to be a little more empathetic. It’s always great to be working with Sandy Blake!
I had a lovely day with the very expert Moving and Handling trainers of Edge Services in York. The Team are responsible for training the trainers, and wanted time to experiment with some new techniques as well as to discuss all matters pertaining to Bariatric patients. We covered lots of topics including terminology and preferred… Continue reading Bariatric Moving and Handling – Expert Day
I was invited to be part of a panel discussion, discussing wound care strategies which can be of specific benefit to the plus size community. I was able to share some skin health self-care options but it was fascinating to see how techniques are developing to assist in this very challenging field. As usual with… Continue reading Wound Care strategies for Bariatric Patients
I had a wonderful opportunity to address the Nurses and Physiotherapists who take care of the US Military Veterans throughout Texas. Dr Susan Gallagher of the Celebration Institute was kind enough to invite me for a Q&A session, and the participants really took advantage of the chance. They asked lots of really challenging and thoughtful… Continue reading Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference – Veterans Affairs – Texas, USA
I was invited to take part in a presentation to Physiotherapists and Nurses at the University of Maryland Medical Centre. The attendees primarily worked in the Outpatients Department but there were others from a range of roles throughout the hospital too. The chosen topic was ‘Caring for the person of size’ and we talked about… Continue reading University of Maryland Medical Centre