Advanced Communication Masterclass: Supporting Haemato-oncology Nursing Practice

Updated 14 Jan 2019

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Join Bloodwise at our FREE one-day training event focused on improving vital communication skills between healthcare professionals and colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team as well as blood cancer patients and their support network.

This day is for you if you are:

  • A CNS or senior nurse working in haemato-oncology
  • An allied health professional involved in blood cancer patient care
  • Willing to engage and interact with your colleagues to improve care

The objects of the event are to:

  • Increase awareness of the importance of excellent communication skills and the common communication barriers CNS, senior nurses and allied health professionals face
  • Practice skills to improve the quality of clinical communication around treatment decisions
  • Increase confidence in managing difficult conversations with patients and carers
  • Build on influencing and assertiveness skills to enhance communication between colleagues and teams

CNS, senior nurses and allied health professionals will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight from expert speakers
  • Share their own experiences and expertise with peers
  • Develop practical solutions for difficult circumstances

Event details

  • Date: Friday 8 March 2019
  • Location: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD


View a draft agenda

Register your interest

Register your interest by filling in our online form. If you have any questions, please email or phone 0207 269 9015.



Attendees of the previous Bloodwise Advanced Masterclass said:

  • “The day is really relevant to my role. It’s really useful to hear reflections and develop new ways to improve practice.”
  • “The experiences shared around offering treatment were helpful as it’s a very relevant challenge in today’s NHS and it’s important to know how communication can help.”
  • “This was a well-organised, informative and an interactive study day. I would definitely attend another study day and will encourage colleagues as well.”


Delegates are invited to submit their abstracts for a poster and/or either oral presentation. The presentations must highlight service improvements made by CNS, senior nurses and allied health professionals across the UK and align with themes of the masterclass:

  • Improving communication between healthcare professionals, patients and their support network
  • Increasing patient advocacy and support during or after time in hospital
  • Improving knowledge sharing between colleagues at work


  • Posters/oral presentations will be accepted that report original work relating to innovation to improve blood cancer patient experience and outcomes
  • Three to five submissions will be chosen and authors/presenters will be expected to provide 5-minute presentation
  • The presenters/authors will also be invited to display their posters for the duration of the day of the masterclass (if applicable)
  • It is a condition of acceptance that at least one of the authors attends the masterclass as a registered delegate

How to submit an abstract

  • To find out about the application process and the support provided for presenting, email or phone 0207 269 9015
  • The abstract submission deadline is Monday 28 January 2019 
  • Abstract status notifications will be emailed to the presenting authors no later than Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • To find out more, view our ‘call for abstracts’ poster