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Supporting parents to prepare their children for parental death.

The programme for cancer and palliative care nurses enables healthcare professionals to feel more skilled, confident, and able to assess and address the support needs of patients in preparing their children when their cancer is incurable, and how to care for themselves in the process.

We have piloted three training programmes since December 2021, the first two were virtual and the third one on March 14th allowed us to host a face to face programme in Central London.

So far, we have trained 36 nurses, and feedback has been incredibly positive.

“It was a really beneficial day” – Macmillan Lead Specialist Supportive & Palliative Care Nurse

The University of Surrey are independently evaluating our training programme, to inform the refinement and future shape of our training programme which we aim to deliver nationally from the Autumn. Keep an eye on our website for the report.

Our Training Programme will officially launch in Autumn 2022, under the brilliant guidance of our Training Programme Lead, Angela Cleary. Joining us earlier this year, Angela has an extensive background in learning and development in the NHS, education and charity sector.

Training Programme

It was a joy to work with the delegates and the training on this important topic has been really well received. We are working on ambitious plans for future roll out and are excited about the potential impact this training can have on the experience of patients and their families at a very difficult time.

Angela ClearyRSF Training Programme Lead

Lung Cancer Nursing UK

We’re delighted to be joining Lung Cancer Nursing UK (LCNUK) again this year, to raise awareness of RSF and the work we are doing around our non-smoking lung cancer mission.

Taking to the stage will be Dr. Martin Forster, our Scientific Advisory Group Chair, Cameron Millar, who featured in our See Through The Symptoms campaign, and our founder, Sir Andrew Strauss.

We will have a stand present across the event’s two days, giving us a brilliant opportunity to connect with the lung cancer clinical nurse specialists attending the event, and sharing more information on what we do as well as finding out what they feel is needed to better support patients diagnosed with non-smoking lung cancers.

We look forward to sharing an update with you on the event in June!

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