Medstrom Webinar: Delivering dignified care for plus-size patients

Event Type
Target Audience
Healthcare professionals

Medstrom continues its series of webinars providing a space for thought-provoking discussions and the exchange of evidence-based research and practical experiences amongst healthcare professionals and their peers.

The webinar is taking place on 9th June 2021, 14:00 - 15:15 BST

How can we give dignified care to plus-size patients and what are the challenges faced by hospitals, carers, and patients?

Dr Natasha Larmie, a GP with over 20 years of medical experience has appeared as an expert commenter on This Morning and CNN as well as being featured in The Huffington Post and The Independent. Natasha discusses her personal story and how this affects her approach to the care of plus-size patients.

Tracey Carr works as a Consultant to a number of leading Healthcare companies and as an advocate for better healthcare for plus-size patients. She has developed seminars on Maintaining Dignity of Care for the Supersized which she has delivered at a wide range of Hospitals and Clinical Training Establishments across the UK and Europe. In addition, she works as part of a team delivering training in the moving and handling of Plus Size Patients.  Tracey will be speaking from the patient’s perspective giving her personal experience as a receiver of care.

Dr Shaw Somers is an NHS consultant surgeon with over 20 years’ experience. He was a senior lecturer at St James’ "University Hospital in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and an Associate Professor at The Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. Shaw is past president of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. Shaw has presented Channel 4’s The Food Hospital, he is Discovery TV’s Fat Doctor and has appeared in many TV programmes as a surgical expert.  Mr. Somers will discuss the challenges that Health Care Professionals and hospitals may encounter striving to achieve dignified care for patients.

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About Medstrom

Medstrom is a UK manufacturer of specialist hospital beds and the only independent provider of bed management services to the NHS, managing over 25% of the UK’s acute bed and mattress fleet. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Medstrom has supported the NHS and Health Boards across the UK and Ireland with the supply of specialist products and services, with the aim of improved outcomes for both the patient and the caregiver.