- 1999 National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (USA) 4-day 2nd World Conference, Brussels. ‘Influencing Change’ (breast cancer: deficiencies in access, diagnosis and treatment and difficulties in effecting change)
Local and National
2005 NHS Pathology Service Improvement, Birmingham. Sowing the Seeds, Reaping the Harvest (joint presentation).
2004 Humber & YorkshireCoast Cancer Network, Hull. Tribute to Pete Madeley.
2004 Department of Health, Involve conference: People at the heart of research – soapbox presentation – ‘Lymphoedema’, NHS best-kept secret.
2004 RCGP Patient Partnership Group, London: Lymphoedema – patient needs and Services
2004 Royal College of Pathologists, LAC Induction Day. User Involvement.
2004 RCGP ThamesValley Faculty, Oxford: Celebrate the Breadth of Primary Care. Choice (including ‘Lymphoedema, patient needs and Services’).
2004 Scarborough & NE Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust with ScarboroughWhitby Ryedale Primary Care Trust: ‘Patient Knows Best’ – Why User Involvement?
Yorkshire Cancer Network User Partnership Group: Lymphoedema- patient needs and Services
2003 North Trent Cancer Research Network Consumer Research Panel, University of Sheffield, Supportive Care in Cancer – Are consumers getting a good deal? (Psychological Support for Cancer Patients and Carers).
2003 The Royal College of Pathologists’ Lay Advisory Committee (LAC) Symposium, Patients, the Public and Pathologists. User Involvement: benefits, barriers and consuming passions. Complaints: Handling Complaints from the Public. RCPath, London
2002 Consumers in NHS Research, Harrogate Conference Centre: multi-issue.
1999 CancerBACUP Conference: Institute of Physicians, London ‘Freedom from Pain’ (pain and related issues), (quoted at ‘Britain Against Cancer’ conference, 2001, The Observer Magazine, November 2001); MP Reception, Portcullis House, London
1999 Eighth Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Manchester, ‘Single-Use Equipment’ workshop lay perspective
1999 Royal College of Pathologists, ‘Aspirations of Cytology’.
1998 CancerBACUP ‘Freedom From Pain Charter’ press launch, Royal Society of Medicine, London (pain and related issues) -narrative used for pain relief fund-raising.
1998 Consumers in NHS Research, ‘Research: What’s in it for me’, Standing Advisory Group on Consumer Involvement in NHS Research and Development, NHS Executive conference, Kensington Town Hall, London: multi-issue.
1998 Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Community Health Council, Malton, N Yorkshire (breast cancer).
1998 Countrywomen’s Guild, Slingsby, North Yorkshire (cancer and support groups).
1997 Association of Community Health Councils England and Wales National Conference, Bournemouth (doctors practising new procedures: informed consent)
1997 NHS Research & Development, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London ‘The Buck Stops Here’ (G P ‘too-late referrals’).
1995 Harrogate & York Community Health Councils, Novotel York, ‘Patient Transport Services’, (cancer patient transport).
2004 University of Leeds – patient input into nurses’ education.
2004 University of Teeside – communication skills in palliative care (nurses).
2002 Simulated Patient, Medical Education Unit, University of Leeds (communication).
2001 GP Palliative Care 2-day Masterclass, Jersey, Channel Islands(pain relief)
2001 Macmillan G P Facilitator 2-day training (cancer pain relief) – York
2000 Continuing Medical Education (GP), York Health Services NHS Trust (communication)
1996 Communication Issues in Cancer Care, York University, York. (communication)