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Having spent the last few years giving presentations to health organisations around the country about my work, it is a great pleasure to be talking at St Georges Hospital in London. A unique opportunity for staff and patients to share experience about Stem Cell Transplants. This is my own hospital who look after me, and it means a lot to be invited. 

JAN2018  

17/01 Guest at the Teenage And Young Adults Cancer Charity Forum in London.

DEC2017

04/12 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

NOV2017

24/11 Guest speaker at the Vienna Hospital in Austria celebrating 30 years of ECP treatment with Therakos UK.

15/011  I will be facilitating a communication/social-media masterclass with senior management from CLIC Sargent

14/11 Guest speaker at the Milton Keynes Cancer Partnership meeting.

07+8th/11 Guest speaker at UK Head and Neck cancer conference Blackpool.

03/11 I will be facilitating a communication/social-media masterclass with senior management from CLIC Sargent

OCT 2017

27/10 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

11/10 Doing a ‘drop in’ information session for MPs, with Anthony Nolan at the Houses of Parliament

05/10 Guest speaker at UK EBMT nurses meeting in Manchester

SEPT 2017

25/09 Guest speaker at NHS stem-cell patient day in Rotherham

16/09 Guest of the Eve Appeal with a select panel discussing the taboos around certain body parts and general lack of awareness, for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

06/09 Co-hosting #IrishMed global tweetchat. You can see the incredible reach here and the pre tweetchat discussion here.

01/09 Guest at the Houses of Parliament for Blood Cancer Awareness Month with Leukaemia Care

01/09 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant

JULY2017

27/07 Guest speaker at World Head and Neck Day conference in Blackpool

18/07 Guest speaker with Anthony Nolan at the House of Commons.

14/07 Guest speaker at Nurses Study Day with the Lymphoma Association in Leeds

11/07 Guest speaker at the Milton Keynes Cancer Patient Partnership.

10/07 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

04/07 My interview with Harley Street Cancer Concierge. 

JUNE2017

07/06 Guest speaker at a business lunch in Discovery Park, Kent’s most established Enterprise Zone.

MAY2017

09/05 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

06/05 Guest at the Lymphoma Association national conference.

MAR2017

27/03 I am very honoured to be selected as a guest speaker at the European Society Of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Marseille, France.

23/o3 Guest speaker at the Clic Sargent national staff conference. “The benefits of technology.”

09/03 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

 

Feb2017

28/02 Guest of  The Eve Appeal raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Event at the House of Commons.

11/02 Filming a patient story video at Guys Hospital in London.

JAN2017

12/01 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

DEC2016

21/12 I am extremely honoured to be nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the Royal  Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, (RSA)

13/12 Doing a patient experience talk at Atkins in Epsom on behalf of the Lymphoma Association

NOV2016

24/11 Guest at a nursing conference in Manchester to talk about Your simPal service.

16/17/18th I will be a guest speaker at The Giant Health Technology Conference in London.

11/11 I will be an exhibitor with Your simPal at the Patients and Carers Conference in Liverpool. Theme ‘Suvivorship Overcoming Challenges.’

08/11 My story featured on the UK Blog Awards website.

03/11 Visiting the team at Lymphoma Association to introduce our simPal service.

02/11 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

OCT2016

26/10 Attending the OPAAL meeting and advising on social media.

25/10 Attending a private reception at Westminster Abbey with my friends Dimbleby Cancer Care.

24/10 Visiting Maggies Centre in London to launch the simPal service.

20/10 Visiting Wexham Park Hospital to launch the simPal service in Slough.

19/10 I am the official blogger for the N.H.S at a new play in London at the National Theatre ‘A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER’ I will be sharing my views across social media.

06/10 Visiting Manchester Royal Infirmary and The Christie, to launch Your simPal service in Manchester and surrounding areas.

03/10 Filming a patient experience video for an international pharmaceutical company.

SEPT2016

12/09 I was interviewed by The Weekly News and Sunday Post to raise more awareness of blood cancers published piece.

AUG2016

28/08 The official launch of Your simPal The only service that provides free calls/txts/data for anyone affected by cancer! Simply apply for support through our website.

18/08 I will be doing a FaceBook live session with my great friend Emily Hodge

15/08 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

JULY2016

24/07 I will be interviewed by my friends Pat and Stephie from across the pond. (AntiCancerClub) We will be talking about isolation and the work that my charity is now doing. 8PM #BST Hear the interview here

21/07 Filming a video with my friends at Dimbleby Cancer Care

15/07 My blog was voted number 6 in the UK best cancer blogs which is great recognition for the work that bloggers do.

12/07 I am a guest of Youth Cancer Support in London, hearing about their wonderful work for children and young people affected by cancer.

07/07 I am a guest of Bowel Cancer UK at their Summer Reception (Royal College of General Practitioners)

JUNE2016

29/06 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

23/06 I will be doing a presentation at the Bridport Town Hall, to The Living Tree members highlighting issues about working after cancer.

16/06 Facebook Live interview with Emily Hodge

09/06 My story is featured in the recent Journey magazine from LeukaemiaCare Charity (Pages 16/17)

MAY2016

19/05 Guest speaker at the National Strategic Estates and Facilities Leadership Forum in Telford. Agenda

03/05 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

APR2016

29/04 I will be attending the finals of the UK Blog Awards 2016 after being nominated through a public vote.

MAR2016

18/03 Launched a ground breaking partnership with C4C Mobile helping people affected by cancer with the cost of mobile phones and airtime, to ensure they can keep in touch with loved ones during difficult times.

18/03 Presentation and Q+A with Therakos ( ECP Treatment)

02/03 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

FEB2016

26/02 Guest speaker at the ‘Winter Ball’ for Pauls Centre

09/02 Working on a cancer support video with Macmillan Cancer Support and The Sun

01/02 My blog has been voted through to the UK Blog Awards Final ( April 29th)

 

DEC2015

18/12 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

NOV2015

18/11 Attending the House Of Commons with my friends at Bowel Cancer UK

10/11 Doing a live interview with presenter Claire Bullimore on Croydon Radio at 10am. You can hear the podcast here

OCT2015

30/10 I am working with the team at Anthony Nolan to help new starters understand the issues around a Stem Cell Transplant.

25/15 Chris’s Cancer Community was featured by Dr Ellie in The Mail On Sunday

29/10 I am guest speaker and expert panel member for N.H.S London Cancer Care Review Consultation at The Connaught Rooms in London.

18/10 Live podcast with my friends from Healing And Cancer in Canada

SEPT2015

17/09 Guest speaker at Therakos conference in Lisbon

15/09 Guest speaker at The Worlds Greatest Quiz Night with Dimbleby Cancer Care

JULY2015

25/07 Filming in Leicester for Cancer Stories

15/07 Attending the All-Party Parliamentary Group for bone marrow transplantation at the House Of Commons

08/07 Guest speaker at Macmillan Intern Day in London.

07/07 Guest speaker at an art exhibition in aid of helping children deal with the impact of cancer in their lives.

JUNE2015

24/06 My work is featured as a case study in the new N.H.S commissioning document for improving psychological support for people affected by cancer. (Pages 4 and 43)

05/06 Guest speaker at St Georges hospital in London, discussing the impact of a cancer diagnosis.

02/06 Expert panel member on the ground breaking FORECEE (4C) research project. Looking at risk prevention in gynaecological cancers.

MAY2015

29/05-30/05  Attending the first National Macmillan Volunteering Conference in Manchester.

APRIL2015

23/04 Guest speaker at the London Clinical Senate Forum at the Kings Fund in London. (N.H.S England)

14/04 Working with Dimbleby Cancer Care as a member of the expert panel.

MAR2015

07/03 Guest at Lymphoma Association/Leukaemia CARE patient conference in London

03/03 Working with N.H.S. England talking about psychological support for people affected by cancer

FEB2015

18/02 ‘My Macmillan and cancer experience.’ My presentation to a new intake of Macmillan Interns

11/02 Working with the Macmillan Volunteering Awards Panel

JAN2015

29/01 Guest host at Macmillan Cancer Support for first ever Tweetchat, #CancerTalkWeek 11am-1pm @macmillancancer

19/01 Working with the Macmillan Volunteer Awards Panel.

14/01 I will be attending a training day with Vitality Life to deliver a session to new employees about the impact of cancer.

04/01 I am co -hosting #EPIChat the current no1 Health Tweetchat.

NOV2014

25/11 A guest of Anthony Nolan for a reception at 10 Downing St

11/11 Attending a reception at 10 Downing St with the Dimbleby Cancer Care team

07/11 I am a guest speaker at a Health Professional Conference in Stockholm, talking about the Patient Experience after a Stem Cell Transplant.

OCT2014

21/10 Guest speaker at St Georges hospital (Nurses Day)

11/10 Closing speaker at Macmillan Cancer Voices Conference 2014

01/10 Presenting to a group of new interns at Macmillan Cancer Support. ‘My cancer and Macmillan experience.’

SEPT2014

04/9 Private guest for the launch of  a book I am featured in by Anthony Nolan, at The Menier Gallery in London

02/9 Guest speaker at St Georges hospital in London ‘The Patient Experience.’

JULY2014

10/7  Presenting to a group of new interns at Macmillan Cancer Support. ‘My cancer and Macmillan experience.’

JUNE2014

06/6 As a member of the Macmillan Volunteer Awards Panel I will be attending the awards ceremony at the House of Lords

May 2014

Extremely happy to have won the Individual Health category of the National UK Blog Awards 2014©! Click here to see the winners page. I was also featured in the Croydon Advertiser in May 2014 for winning an award at the UKBA 2014! Click here to read the article.

May 2014

I was featured in this months edition (May 2014) of the Lymphoma Association news letter, for winning an award at the UKBA 2014! Read here!

MAY2014

20/5 Special guest at the National Brain appeal 30th anniversary lectures.

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APRIL 2014

01/4 Guest speaker at the Macmillan Annual Corporate Partners Event. ’Building Dynamic Partnerships.’

MARCH 2014

14/3 Guest speaker at The Cancer Policy Forum, in London, chaired by Macmillan Cancer.

FEBRUARY 2014

24/2  Attending The Department of Health, Saatchi Bill Consultation, at The House of Lords, with Lord Saatchi and his team. This event will be broadcast live as a Google Hangout-the first ever from the House of Lords

18/2 Presenting to a group of new interns at Macmillan Cancer Support. ‘My cancer and Macmillan experience.’

My new post for Beauty Despite Cancer The male perspective of a cancer diagnosis

JANUARY 2014

In 2014 Working with Jennifer Young and her team, helping them establish The Beauty Despite Cancer Range of skincare products in London.It is designed especially for cancer patients

This year I will be continuing my work as an official blogging ambassador with the Saatchii Bill team

NOVEMBER 2013

Very proud to be announced as the Sponsor Partner of ‘The e Mile People Development Magazine,’ run by Christina Lattimer @pdiscoveryuk  You can read more here

15/10 Speaking at the North East Haematology Nurses Forum Conference in Durham. ’The growing importance of social media in healthcare. The patient perspective.’

14/10 ’The Patient Experience’ My Q and A session with the Macmillan Policy Team

My interview with My Healthy Life Style Magazine ‘Life interrupted by cancer.’

My guest blog for The Saatchi Bill #SaatchiBill

SEPTEMBER 2013

I am very honoured to receive a ‘Beacons of Hope Award’ from the Lymphoma Association, for my work in cancer support.

AUGUST 2013

Featured in My Healthy Lifestyle Magazine ’The power behind a smile’ 

Guest speaker with Croydon Radio  ’My use of social media in cancer support

JULY 2013

I will be doing a presentation to the summer intake of Macmillan interns. ’Living with cancer’

JUNE 2013

Featured in the Royal Society Blood and Marrow Transplantation News RSBMT NEWS June 2013

I am a guest speaker on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support at a fundraising dinner. My presentation ’My cancer experience’

Working on a ‘social impact project’ with Anthony Nolan

Featured in the Dimbleby Cancer Care Times

MAY 2013

Working on a ‘social impact ‘ project with Anthony Nolan

My presentation to Macmillan Cancer Support h/o staff and volunteers, ’The benefits of volunteering.’

APRIL 2013

Appointed to the Volunteering Awards Commitee at Macmillan Cancer Support. Rewarding individuals/groups that are ‘making a difference’ for people affected by cancer

I would like to thank The Lymphoma Association for inviting me to be a ‘Telephone Buddy Mentor’

Talking at the European Bone Marrow Transplant Conference 9th April. ‘New technology, the patient perspective’    Programme (Pages 7+181)

‘Getting involved with charities’ My talk at the European Bone Marrow Transplant Conference ( Family Day) 6th April  Programme  Registration

MARCH 2013

’Stem cell transplants, the patient perspective’ A look at the psychological and emotional issues. My talk at Kingston University, 18th March

Featured in the  Dimbleby Cancer Care Times

JANUARY 2013

I have been invited to speak on ‘Family Day’ at EBMT 6th April. ’Volunteering with charities’

DECEMBER 2012

I have been invited to speak at Kingston University in March 2013, ’stem cell transplants, the patient perspective’

OCTOBER 2012

Weekly blogger for My Name Is Not Cancer

JULY 2012

Featured blog for Leukaemia Care

JUNE 2012

Guest blogger on Macmillan Community BlogMAY 2012

MARCH  2012

‘You Deserve This House’ Episode 16 with Amanda Lamb.Channel 4

FEBRUARY 2012

Giving to Georges. ‘Home made treat.’

DECEMBER 2011

Guest speaker at the Macmillan Professionals Conferences at Stansted and Manchester ’Survivorship’

NOVEMBER 2011

I was invited to Downing St To Meet Mrs Cameron, for my work with Macmillan Cancer Support

Guest speaker at patient conference at The Royal Free (London)

OCTOBER 2011

Appointed to Macmillan Council Guest speaker at Leukaemia Care and Lymphoma Association Patient Conference, (London)

MAY 2011

Awarded The Vicky Clement-Jones award for my work in improving the lives of people affected by cancer