Getting crafty at End of Life and Cancer Symposium

11th Jun 2018
Clinicians and health professionals took a creative approach to End of Life Care during an annual West Norfolk cancer conference.
 
West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Macmillan Cancer Support worked together to put on the 7th Cancer and End of Life Symposium in King’s Lynn on Wednesday, June 6.
 
A total of 80 people, including GPs, trainee GPs, specialist nurses, Allied Health Professionals and volunteers, took part in the event.

 

Along with focusing on medical treatments, the symposium also allowed clinicians to learn more about some of the services offered by volunteers and charities.

 

Delegates were given the opportunity to have a go at some of the crafts offered by the Creative Arts Day Therapy Team at The Norfolk Hospice.

 

One of the people involved in organisation of the symposium is Dr Suzanne Phillips, a Macmillan GP, who also work as a GP in Downham Market and The Norfolk Hospice.

 

She said: “With one in four people dying of cancer nationally, we began to hold this event to raise the profile of cancer locally.

 

 
“This has been our biggest year with 80 people attending and we always receive good feedback from the delegates as it allows them to learn more about the services we have here in West Norfolk.”

 

Pictured are: Norfolk Hospice Day Therapy Lead Nichola Child, Rehabilitation Worker Emma Shaw and Dr Suzanne Phillips at the End of Life and Cancer Symposium