Our clinician-led gastrostomy study days are run at various locations across the country each year, for up to 100 delegates. We listen to feedback from our delegates and constantly updating our study days to reflect their needs and wants. Delegates can look forward to more practical sessions including tube placement, stoma measuring, and care and maintenance tips, providing them with the opportunity to:
- Listen to experts in the field of gastrostomy placement and care
- Take part in hands-on workshops.
The study days provide an ideal forum for group discussion of local practices, and the opportunity to network with colleagues in the local area. These study days are aimed for healthcare workers involved in the care of patients with gastrostomies.
These events are funded by an educational grant and all proceeds go to two chosen charities. In 2017, the amount of £5,035 was donated to Patients on Intravenous & Nasograstric, Nutrition Therapy (PINNT) and £720 to Children’s Hospices across Scotland (CHAS).
PINNT is a national, independent, not-for-profit membership charity established for over 25 years providing mutual support and understanding to hundreds of adults and children and their families adapting to life on home artificial nutrition.
CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with lifeshortening conditions.