Senior member of NHS-based complementary therapy team to talk at 2018 FHT Conference


Conference Anita MehrezAnita Mehrez is a senior member of the complementary therapy team at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester – one of Europe’s largest cancer treatment centres, and an international leader in cancer research and development.

Anita will be joining us at our 2018 FHT Conference to discuss the complementary therapy team’s role in providing therapeutic support to patients undergoing treatment at the centre.

The team received an FHT Excellence Award in 2014 for their work researching and developing the CALM service, whose skilled therapists have been supporting patients struggling to cope with difficult medical procedures since 2008.

CALM therapists use a variety of therapies, including stress management techniques, massage and aromatherapy, to help patients with feelings of anxiety and stress. Speaking to International Therapist in 2014, the team noted that since offering the service to patients undergoing radiotherapy, many more patients feel able to proceed with the treatment, improving their chances of recovery.

At the 2018 FHT Conference, Anita will discuss the variety of therapeutic interventions used by the CALM team and how these help to improve efficiencies in the hospital. She will also provide insights on how the team audit and fund the service, which includes their comprehensive integrative therapies training programme.

Read more about the CALM service and the use of aromasticks at The Christie.

About the FHT Conference

The conference will take place on Thursday 29 November at The King’s Fund in the heart of London’s West End and feature a host of talks presented by leading experts in research, education and integrated healthcare. Read more

Early bird ticket prices are available until 31 August.

Book your tickets here* or call 023 8062 4350


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