L. Barbera, C. Zwaal, D. Elterman, K. McPherson, W. Wolfman, A. Katz, A. Matthew, and the Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People with Cancer Guideline Development Group
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Sexual dysfunction in people with cancer is a significant problem. The present clinical practice guideline makes recommendations to improve sexual function in people with cancer.
This guideline was undertaken by the Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People with Cancer Expert Panel, a group organized by the Program in Evidence-Based Care (pebc). Consistent with the pebc standardized approach, a systematic search was conducted for existing guidelines, and the literature in medline and embase for the years 2003–2015 was systematically searched for both systematic reviews and primary literature. Evidence found for men and for women was evaluated separately, and no restrictions were placed on cancer type or study design. Content and methodology experts performed an internal review of the resulting draft recommendations, which was followed by an external review by targeted experts and intended users.
The search identified 4 existing guidelines, 13 systematic reviews, and 103 studies with relevance to the topic. The present guideline provides one overarching recommendation concerning the discussion of sexual health and dysfunction, which is aimed at all people with cancer. Eleven additional recommendations made separately for men and women deal with issues such as sexual response, body image, intimacy and relationships, overall sexual functioning and satisfaction, and vasomotor and genital symptoms.
To our knowledge this clinical practice guideline is the first to comprehensively evaluate interventions for the improvement of sexual problems in people with cancer. The guideline will be a valuable resource to support practitioners and clinics in addressing sexuality in cancer survivors.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are currently looking for volunteers to help run their growing helpline, and we are especially interested in hearing from health care professionals who have experience and knowledge of cervical cancer or cervical abnormalities.
The Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust helpline offers reliable information, friendly support and useful signposting to women, and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. So far this year our helpline volunteers have helped over 800 people feel better informed, less isolated, and more supported in their situations.
Our helpline advisors volunteer remotely from their own homes, and commit to a 3 hour shift twice a month. The charity provides all of the helpline skills training, information, and support to succeed in this role. You will be joining a fantastic and supportive network of valued volunteers who really make a difference to women and their loved ones.
If you are interested, find out more and apply here – https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/telephone-helpline-volunteer
15th – 16th June 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland
The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the BGCS will take place on 15th & 16th June 2017 at the Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow.
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Abstract Deadline: 17th March 2017
Notification to Authors: 21st April 2017
Early Registration deadline: 28th April 2017
Nurse Prescribing for Pain
Friday 29 September 2017
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London.
This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing for pain. Pain is a growing area of nurse prescribing and one of the most common areas, in a survey of the Association for Prescribers members 50% of members prescribed for pain (Karen Stenner, University of Surrey). This make it essential that nurse prescribers maintain the competence and skills to prescribe for pain in an effective way, working with patients to improve pain outcomes.
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Cancer Survivorship Summit: Improving outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer
Monday 25 September 2017 at the De Vere West One Conference Centre, London.
This national annual summit takes a practical approach to improving practice and outcomes for those living with and beyond cancer, moving from surviving to thriving. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to deliver on the above priorities outlined by NHS England and develop effective cancer survivorship support and services. There will be an extended focus on meeting the unmet needs of people living with and beyond cancer, accelerating the roll-out of stratified follow up pathways and the commissioning of holistic packages of support, and ensuring every person with cancer will have access to relevant elements of the Recovery Package. The conference will also update delegates on the development of the national metric for long term quality of life for cancer patients.
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NFGON Annual Conference 2017 (In affiliation with BGCS)
9am-1pm at University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow on Friday, 16th June 2017.
- £25 for NFGON Members. If you’re a member click here to buy your discounted ticket – SOLD OUT!
- £50 for non-members. Click here to register online – SOLD OUT!
Monday 5 June 2017 at De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
This conference focuses on Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will demonstrate how the effective use of nurse prescribing in cancer care can improve patient care, experience and outcomes. The conference will focus on developing competence and confidence in nurse prescribing in cancer care, including using the new National Competency Framework for all Prescribers.
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Monday 20th February 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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This national annual summit takes a practical approach to improving practice and outcomes for those living with and beyond cancer, moving from surviving to thriving.
Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to deliver on the key priorities outlined by NHS England and develop effective cancer survivorship support and services.
Sarah Benger, Living with and Beyond Cancer Programme Manager, NHS England will open the day with a national update from NHS England and will discuss delivering the quality of life metric, roll out of recovery package and stratified pathways.
Topics will include:
- What support do people with cancer, cancer survivors and their families need?
- Sustaining recovery and delivering an effective recovery package
- Delivering supported self management
- Involving and engaging cancer survivors to improve survivorship services: Case study: Prostate Cancer
- Living with and beyond cancer: Delivering an effective survivorship programme to improving outcomes and managing late effects
- Living well: Delivering effective risk stratified follow up and remote surveillance
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This conference includes an exhibition for delegates to hear about, discover and takeaway details of new products and services.
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