CLOT & The British Society of Haematology

CLOT were again invited to help put on a session at the BSH annual scientific meeting which took place in Liverpool this year, Rachaell Hunter spoke around the psychological consequeces of VTE a talk she had previously shared with us at our annual conference. This was a well attended session and we are delighted to be invited back to present again at their conference in Glasgow in 2019. We also were able to sponsor a CLOT member to attend her first BSH conference and below are her thoughts on this.

The BSH conference of course is tailored for haematologist so most of the talks I’ve attended are highly technical. I still found them very helpful in the sense that I had the chance to see it from a doctor’s perspective which I think is way different from our take as nurses. Doctors take care of the technicalities in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. And nurses help make the patient’s experience better. We fill in the gaps for the doctors and patients which from the patient and family’s point is the most important part of the experience.  But to be able to do that, nurses also need to have a good understanding of the disease, the investigations required and the treatment and evaluation of treatment, so we can explain it to patients in the best way possible every step of the way- which the conference have provided partially. What I would really like to see in the next conference are speakers from other members of the MDT that works with patients with haematological problems and share their expertise in that speciality. Patients are looked after by the multi-disciplinary team and not just an individual hence learning should also be multi-disciplinary.  

The conference next year is the 1st to the 3rd April in Glasgow hopefully more members can attend and submit abstracts