The MySunrise team had a fantastic time at the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) Annual Conference on November 17th and 18th at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Cardiff. Attending the conference were Clinical Lead Dr John McGrane, Technical Director Dr Alastair Buck, Lead Nurse Miranda Benney and Content Manager Alex Thomas.
After our successful trip to last year’s event in Belfast it was a wonderful chance for us to engage with cancer professionals from around the UK and showcase the new developments we have been working on over the past 12 months. It was also a great opportunity to spread the word of what MySunrise has been delivering to cancer patients in the south west and beyond.
This year’s event was a chance to showcase our new cancer pathways (which are now piloting in 5 trusts in the South West), our new sites in Sandwell and West Birmingham and also our new virtual pre-assessment service which we are piloting in Cornwall and Torbay.
Alongside this, we were excited to demonstrate our new monitoring service which we have developed to help patients track symptoms and monitor patient wellbeing throughout their cancer treatment. This exciting new feature will be at the heart of what we do going forward and it was exciting to be able to share it with those at UKONS this year. For more information on MySunrise Monitoring go to www.mysunrise.co.uk/remotemonitoring
We were also promoting our first ever webinar - Enhancing Cancer Care with MySunrise - which Dr John McGrane will be hosting on the 13th December 2023 (you can register your interest here)
Reflecting on the first day, our Clinical Lead Dr John McGrane commented. “It has been a brilliant day. It’s been amazing to see. how many people had heard about the MySunrise app and how the world has got out about what we are doing. It was also important to see how many people are facing the same challenges with SACT delivery, with pre-assessment in oral SACT and supporting patients and that MySunrise can help offer potential solutions for the challenges. We’ve also had fantastic Interest and engagement from everyone at the brilliant UKONS conference, and it is a been a phenomenal experience for all."
Finally, we'd like to offer a huge congratulation to Michelle Taylor, Personalised Care Lead at Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust, who won our hamper of Welsh goodies that we were offering to one lucky winner on the stand - we hope you enjoy them!
A huge thank you to everyone who came by the stand over the course of the weekend and also to the conference organisers for putting on another superb event.
If you would like to follow up on any meetings or conversations which you had with our team at UKONS then be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘UKONS 2023’.