Overview: The group along with Claire our Breast Care Nurse Specialist discussed how we might help support women going through or after completion of treatment. Rosemary said she had benefitted from talking to other women in the Breast Unit and gained an insight at the time into her treatment. She thought this could be replicated by members if some of us were present at the Unit. Val agreed and said most people just want reassurance from those who have already gone through it.
PBCSG Leaflet: Carol thought that to move forward perhaps we should review our leaflet with more focus on our activities and support. There was general agreement by the group and Carol will look into this when our current leaflets begin to run out.
Our speaker: Jackie Miller: Jackie said she had been in the skin care industry for 30 years and had worked for a number of top brands and was one of the top 460 therapists in the country. She had experience as a film make-up artist and holistic therapist, has a degree in make-up artistry and has done a number of documentaries. She talked to us about skin ageing, using vitamin supplements and the use of good sun protection even in the winter. (read some tips in the full newsletter)
⦁ It was Val’s Birthday - "Thanks for everything you do Val and a very happy birthday from us all".
⦁ Claire apologised for the delay in sending out the October Newsletter as the Trust had recently moved over to NHS Net and as a result this newsletter was misdirected.
⦁ The PBCSG stand in the Hospital atrium had been disappointing very few people had stopped to talk to us