Workshops will take place on Sunday 9th October.  Each workshop will run twice: 15:00-15:45 and 16:00 – 16:45.

Please note that places are limited so the workshop sign up is “first come, first served”.  Book now to avoid disappointment by contacting

Exploring different faiths and cultures
Sarah Ashworth, Clinical Research Nurse 
Angie Perrin, ASCN UK Vice Chairperson, Clinical Education Lead
Lisa Hall, Stoma Care Nurse Specialist

This interactive workshop aims to explore some of the key faiths and cultures that are common in the UK. The workshop will comprise of a short lecture offering a brief insight into the Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Jewish faiths to name but a few, and consider if and how specific practices and beliefs within the various faiths and cultures could influence or impact on an individuals’ stoma care.
All workshop attendees will then be invited to participate in a facilitated ”learning” activity where faith and culture will be explored further in smaller groups using a fun and novel approach, allowing collaborative discussion.

The first 48 hours – helping your patient overcome the fear of moving
Sarah Russell, Clinical Exercise Specialist and Ostomate
Kerry Archer, Cancer Specialist Physiotherapist

In this practical workshop, we’ll revisit techniques on post-surgery core exercises, getting in and out of bed/chairs and breathing techniques suitable for patients in the first 48 hours post surgery. Helping your patients to overcome fear about moving and help them to regain independence and confidence. Simple practical tips and techniques that you can use straight away on the wards.

Dementia Awareness
Jane Brill, Head of Clinical Services
A 45-minute workshop delivered by a Dementia Friends Ambassador. During this friendly and interactive session, you’ll learn more about dementia, how it affects a person and what you can do to help people affected by dementia in your family, workplace, and community. Big or small, every action counts!