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Research Study Participants Required. Caterina Gentili, a PhD researcher from the Centre for Appearance Research (University of the West of England, Bristol), is currently conducting an online survey investigating the psychological and physical challenges that patients diagnosed with prostate cancer experience. The results will be published in Summer 2019 and made available to Tackle. To take part or to find out more, click here.
Dawn Barber (Unit manager), Margaret Bake (specialist nurse) and Team were winners of the Surgery and Cancer Celebration of Achievement Awards 2018/19 in the category Outstanding Contribution to Patient Service and Care. They won for the development of the Urology garden. Photo, from left to right Staff Nurse Carole Jones, Sister Dawn Barbour, Sister Margaret Bake and Health Care Assistant Gilly Booth with the certificate and trophy enjoying the garden. We are very proud of all of them.
Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group were Technoprint's Charity of the Year in 2018 You might not have heard of Winsford-based printers Technoprint but they are the Largest Independent Supplier of Information Leaflets for the Pharmaceutical Industry in the UK. This means that many of us will have handled (and maybe even read!) one of their leaflets that are to be found in our packets of medication. Last month, our Chairman David Laundon and his wife Wendy went to the Technoprint offices for a special presentation at the Company Meeting to mark the success of the company's fundraising project for 2018.
Congratulations to local business owners Ben and Dave, who won special Christmas hampers from Technoprint. The raffle they held to help raise money for our nominated charity of 2018, Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. An impressive total of 318 pounds was raised from the sale of tickets, which is fantastic. Following generous donations of food items from Technoprint staff, they were also able to raffle off seven festive hampers, so thank you for your generosity Team Technoprint!
Congratulations to Technoprint's very own James, Jacqui and Sarah who braved the freezing cold and ran 10k on Sunday 16th December to raise money for their 2018 nominated charity, Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. The run was to take place at Lyme, but due to the bad weather conditions, the running trio decided to stay local and run to Northwich along the river instead. The times were:
Sarah 56 mins, 22 secs
James 57 mins, 04 secs
Jacqui 1 hour, 24 mins
"It was a tough run both mentally and physically due to the cold temperature and head wind along the river but we did it and have raised 379 pounds so far, with more sponsorship to follow" said Sarah Lloyd, Business Administrator & PA.
You can listen to Stephen Fry's appeal recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 using this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001m7z
Stephen Fry and Martin Dallison's appeal for more research into advanced prostate cancer was organised by the Prostate Cancer Research Centre, with whom Tackle will be working more closely in future. More details of the appeal can be found in the attached pdf . For paper copies of the appeal, please email Sonja at email@example.com
Or see the Prostate Cancer Research Centre website at https://www.prostate-cancer-research.org.uk/
With the help of funding from our Group, the Phlebotomy Department at Leighton Hospital introduced the idea of using a special brightly decorated and equipped room to offer an ‘out of public hours’ clinic for children and adults with learning difficulties. This has been so successful and well received that the family of one patient nominated the clinic at Leighton Hospital for a national Nursing Award in the ‘Learning Disabilities Nursing’ category. Although they did not win, their attendance at the dinner in London in October, helped them to spread the word about their work.
The Group has donated three specialist phlebotomy chairs to departments within Leighton Hospital. Two will be used by Phlebotomy staff to enhance the service that they offer in both the main department and also the Macmillan Unit. The other specialist chair will be used in the Medical Imaging department to assist with X-rays, CT and MRI scans. Pictured with one of the new chairs already in use in Phlebotomy are Emma Richardson from Mid Cheshire Hospital Charity, Donna George the Manager of Phlebotomy and Clare Cree the PACS Administrator/Office Services Manager in Medical Imaging.
Further to our telephone call - my name is Sue, you have done some paid research for Prostate cancer & I have been asked to recruit some prostate cancer patients for a new study for Adept field solutions We are looking for the following *patients* *x 2 - Non metastatic hormone sensitive * *x 2 Metastatic hormone sensitive* *x 4 Non metastatic castrate resistant * *x 4 Metastatic castrate resistant * * * *Patients need to have taken / be currently taking an Androgen Deprivation therapy (ADT)* The research...
Wellbeing Event for NHS staff
1 May 2019 10:00–15:00
Group AGM at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
11 May 2019 10:00–12:00
PSA Testing at Congleton Golf Club - Open to Non-Members
30 May 2019 19:00–22:00
PSA Testing at Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club
15 Jun 2019 10:00–13:00
PSA Testing at Warrington Golf Club
29 Jun 2019 12:00–12:00