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WesFit Trial

From a small trial to a virtual success | WesFit | Guest Post

07 August 2020   •   by David A

The country has been thrown into a very different position this year; one that no one could have possibly predicted or planned for. So many vital services that we normally take for granted, have had to adapt really quickly to the sudden Covid-19 pandemic and the world of cancer was no exception. 

The normal day-to-day cancer services that were providing patients with a lifeline of support, had to stop and so did all the trials. 

WesFit was one such trial which had to be paused, to protect the vulnerable people that were taking part.

The irony is, their very vulnerability that the trial was working to support, suddenly was at risk of becoming even worse, with the government guidance to shield for so many cancer patients and self-isolate for thousands more. The virus sweeping the...

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New virtual health and wellbeing support for patients in Surrey & Sussex | Guest Post

20 July 2020   •   by David A

Due to COVID-19, people living with cancer have struggled to access face-to-face health and wellbeing support. The Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance has created a resource pack to enable professionals to signpost patients to new resources and live online health and wellbeing support in the area and developed guidance giving top tips for how to run online sessions for patients.

Health and wellbeing information is important for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, are being treated for cancer and are living with cancer to self-manage giving them a greater sense of control and to feel more confident.  The...

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Bounce Back Exercise

"5 Minutes with Bounce Back Exercise" | Your Cancer Services

16 July 2020   •   by David A

When living with cancer, there is a great importance for looking after your health with physical exercise. This can not only lift your energy levels, but also your mood and psychological wellbeing. We spoke to Beth Boxall, founder and trainer at Bounce Back Exercise, about the services she offers to people facing the challenges of cancer and the motivations behind it.

Tell us a little about Bounce Back Exercise..

My name is Beth, I am a clinical exercise specialist based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. I provide exercise support for people with cancer, Parkinson’s disease and...

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