#hellomynameis – Sarah, Research Associate

Supporting patients with impotence: 3 questions to ask

Latest articles: Impotence is very common and often affects up to 90% of men following radiotherapy treatment, particularly treatment for bowel or prostate cancer. How can GPs support patients experiencing these difficulties? Specialist viewpointThe first step in...

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Cancer Keys: Pruritus as a symptom of lymphoma

Latest articles: Welcome to Cancer Keys, a regular bite-sized learning column brought to you by GatewayC in collaboration with Cancer Research UK. Pruritus as a symptom of lymphomaBesides a lump, pruritus (or itching) can be another associated symptom of...

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With communication at the heart of GatewayC and fundamental to improving patient care, this blog series focuses on introductions and reflections from the team behind the programme.

In this post, we’re introducing Sarah Bellhouse, Research Associate for the GatewayC porgramme.

Could you tell us about your role?

I lead the evaluation component of the GatewayC programme on behalf of Christie Patient Centred Research (CPCR). Funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), we are exploring a number of areas, including the impact of GatewayC on GPs in their decision making process. By doing so, we will be able to provide recommendations to the GatewayC team regarding how the online learning can benefit more GPs and be even more effective.

What made you decide to join the GatewayC team?

As a member of CPCR, our research focuses on improving patient experience and one of our key themes is cancer prevention and early detection. Both of these aims are shared by GatewayC, so joining the team was an opportunity not to be missed.

What makes GatewayC unique?

GatewayC is flexible learning at its best; the variety of exercises and dip in dip out style of learning ensures that there is something to suit every GP.

Finally, could you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

For 8 years I was part of a dance and drama studio learning ballet, tap, jazz and street dance. I successfully auditioned for a role in Fagin’s gang in a theatre production of Oliver which starred Al T Kossy of Brookside fame.

For more information about GatewayC, visit the website at www.gatewayc.org.uk or follow the team on social media:

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For more information about the #hellomynameis campaign, visit their website here.