Northern Counties

Oncology Day at Queens Centre , nr Hull .Easing the path with hypnotic style approaches

When: 19/10/2019

Queens Centre for Oncology and Haematology

Castle Road
HU16 5JQ

The Queen’s Centre is located at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham near Hull, East Yorkshire. The centre is a state of the art facility that is primarily for cancer patients from across the region. It is a contemporary building and was officially opened in March 2009 by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Online booking suspended as fully booked   ( Please enquire first for availability)

About the training:

**  Contact Dan for waiting list in case of cancellations as we are fully booked **


The meeting is chaired by Prof. Leslie Walker, Emeritus Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation at the University of Hull, and founder of the award winning Oncology Health Service at Castle Hill Hospital.


0930h                              Registration

1000h                              Welcome and Introduction         Dr Grahame Smith, Chairman, Northern Counties Branch, BSCAH


1010h                              Hypnotherapy for cancer-related problems: the evidence base  

                                        Professor Leslie G Walker, Emeritus Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation, University of Hull

1100h                              Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy and The Sacred Mountain: A Case Study

                                        Fiona Gilbert, Senior Registered Nurse (Behavioural Oncology), Oncology Health Service, Department of Psychological Services, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

1140h                              Hot Under the Collar and other tales from an Oncology Department.

                                        Dr Cathryn Woodward, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

1240                                Luncheon

1340h                              Implementation of Entranced Recovery for Head & Neck Cancer Patients; evolving strategies for patient-led implementation in the digital age.

                                        Dr Sarah Partridge, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

1440h                              Jake’s Story. 

                                        Jacky Owens, Retired Nurse

1510h                              Tea

                                         15.40h    Sick to death of it: case presentation 

Professor Leslie G Walker, Emeritus Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation, University of Hull

1610h                              Plenary Discussion

1650h                              Conclusions

1700h                              Close


Fiona Gilbert, Senior Registered Nurse (Behavioural Oncology) at the Oncology Health Centre, will present a case. This welcoming patient facility has a culture which supports and develops hypnotic and related techniques.

Dr Cathryn Woodward, Consultant in Clinical Oncology working at Addenbrooke's Hospital ,Cambridge and West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds. She has been using Clinical Hypnosis since 2012, for example in controlling hot flushes associated with treatment.. She is involved in the Eastern Counties Hypnosis Foundation Course.

Dr Sarah Partridge, Consultant in Clinical Oncology at Charing Cross Hospital. She sees and treats patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Her expertise in clinical hypnosis presents an opportunity to integrate this with other conventional treatments to reduce side effects and improve outcomes. 

Jacky Owens was an oncology nurse, having an MSc in clinical and applied hypnosis from UCL. She set up and provided a hypnosis service for cancer patients at UCLH. She co edited The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis published by Wiley in 2012


Registration will be from 09.30 for 10.00 start to finish 1700h   (6 hrs CPD)

Health professionals involved with cancer care with no knowledge of hypnosis are warmly invited to attend.

This is not just for BSCAH members.


Modest charge of £40  Includes light lunch etc.

£30 to BSCAH members  ( on this occasion we ask Northern Counties Branch members to pay please )

FREE  to clinical staff associated with Queens Centre


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