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The annual National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses (NLCFN) conference takes place this week (2nd-3rd November) in Newcastle.
The forum was established in 1999 to provide support for nurses specialising in caring for patients with lung cancer. At that time, there was very little support for specialist lung cancer nurses and they often felt isolated.
Today, the forum’s membership has increased significantly from around 40 nurses at its launch to approximately 260 members who all benefit greatly from the opportunity to share best practice, learn about new research and network with peers and colleagues.
The title for this year’s conference is ‘Investing in the Future: Aspiring for Excellence’. The conference programme will feature clinical updates and research, patient management techniques and pathways and examine the role of holistic needs assessment. In addition, the conference will host an interactive game-show styled session on the role of lung cancer nurses in supporting patients stopping smoking.
Nursing delegates will also have the opportunity to learn more about progressing their professional development with an introduction to developing competencies and frameworks as well as learn from an acclaimed guest speaker on improving services with limited funding.
The conference is always a must-attend event for Novum Law’s industrial disease team which specialises in helping people suffering from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.
Novum Law director Graeme Chisholm and associate solicitor Andrew Walker from the industrial disease team will be on hand at the conference to meet with lung cancer nurses, clinicians, health and social care providers and other professionals.
Graeme Chisholm said: “This year’s conference promises to be another highly educational, inspiring and worthwhile event. We help clients every day who are living with diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma and it is always extremely helpful to learn more about the very latest clinical developments, research and current thinking on effective treatment and support.
“We are very much looking forward to the conference and meeting specialist nurses and care and support providers working in the sector.”
To learn more about the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses visit www.nlcfn.org.uk.
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