Clinician Training and the Patient Experience

Malcolm Babb, NALC President, speaking at a recent head and neck study day for Liverpool University Radiotherapy students


Liverpool University is one of several that invites NALC to provide laryngectomee speakers to  contribute to their relevant courses. These could be in the areas of speech and language therapy or radiotherapy.

The student response to such contributions is invariably very positive. They welcome the opportunity to hear and question patients about their concerns regarding treatment  and the problems they experience in what may be a complicated cancer journey.

The recent study day in Liverpool provoked a wide range of questions and some thoughtful concerns expressed by the students.