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Sharon's diary....

 

12 March 2013

Western Isles Hospital - Maternity Unit in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

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Thank you to the staff at The Western Isles Hospital Stornoway who gave me such a warm welcome during my whistle stop tour of their unit last week. The highlight of the day was showcasing the innovative Tummy Tub which perfectly showed how useful this is for calming a crying baby! Within seconds this baby stop screaming and settled into a relaxing trance.....aaaawww!
 
I was in Stornoway to meet with staff and parents. This was to update them on the latest evidence-based advice about baby skincare provided in my Babycare – back to basics™ leaflet. I talked about my journey to introducing new baby skincare guidelines within my local NHS board back in 2004 and explained how these have the potential to prevent babies from developing distressing skin conditions. You can get the most recent edition of the Babycare – back to basics™ leaflet here...


 

16 November 2011

General Practice Awards

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Sharon attended the gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Park Lane, London. Organised by Campden Media’s three leading primary care magazines – Nursing in Practice, Management in Practice and GP Business – along with the generous support of leading independent hospital provider BMI healthcare, the event celebrated the success of general practices in 2011.  Sharon was shortlisted in two categories: Innovators of the year and Nurse of the year. Sharon also nominated her GP Dr Christine Auld (see picture of Sharon and Christine) in the GP of the year category and although they did not scoop a major prize it was a pleasure to be finalists at this glittering evening where the hard work and dedication of so many unsung heroes was recognised by their peers. The event was hosted by the very funny Dr Phil Hammond who entertained the audience with his quick witted humour based on his own experiences of the NHS. You can find out more here....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





6 November  2010

CLIC Sargent 21st Anniversary Ball - Brig o Doon House Hotel, Ayr

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Over 200 guests got together for a fabulous night of entertainment to mark the 21st Birthday of Malcolm Sargent House in Prestwick Ayrshire.

Hosted by Chick Young, the evening began with a champagne reception followed by a delicious four-course meal.  The entertainment consisted of a diverse selection of acts including the Pokey Hats (a raucous band of Scottish pipes and drums), the haunting voice of Nicola Cassels and the northern wit of Chris Mitchell. Bidding was brisk during an exciting auction as dozens of amazing lots went under the hammer, not forgetting the dozens of raffle prizes and a silent auction, making sure that most guests went home with armfuls of goodies. The evening concluded with the excellent Glasgow Soul band ‘Counselled Out’ who kept us on our feet until the wee hours!

Despite the economic downturn we are delighted to announce that this event went on to raise a whopping £31,000!

It is 21 years since Malcolm Sargent House opened its doors to help provide individual support to children and young people with cancer and leukaemia.

May Gilchrist, Community Fundraising Manager, was supported by members of the fundraising committee succeeded in pulling off yet another success. By the end of the evening we were all ready for a seat (see picture Of May and Sharon above) but it was worth all the hard work. A BIG thank you to all the sponsors, especially Brown Brothers printers who wowed us with a special birthday programme (see picture above).

For more information or to make a donation go to: www.clicsargent.org.uk

 


24 October 2010 - noon to 3pm

The Baby Show – Earls Court London

 

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Sharon will be joining the team of experts on the Greatvine stand (F71) from noon to 3pm on Sunday 24 October. So if you have any midwifery related questions please come along and say hello.

You can find out more about the Baby Show here...

If you can't come along on the day, remember you can get advice on breastfeeding, baby skincare or related topics by calling Sharon anytime on her advice line on 0906 400 6215.

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1 September 2010 - 3.30 to 6pm

NCT Ayrshire Free Open Afternoon
Ayrshire Hospice Education Centre, 37 racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2TG

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I will be attending this NCT Ayrshire Free Open Afternoon where you will have access to specialists in breastfeeding, baby skincare, Pilates, massage therapists, doulas etc. Come along and say hello. We can help to answer all your queries about pregnancy and parenthood. There will be lots of information leaflets plus a few freebies too!

For more information about this event:

  • download the flyer here.....
  • contact Barabara Purdie on 0773 330 4341 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


14 June 2010 - Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi

16 June 2010 - Downtown Address Hotel, Dubai

Second Philips Avent Breast Feeding Awareness and Health Forum

 

I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to speak about breastfeeding at the second Philips Avent Breastfeeding Awareness and Health Forum run by the Institute for International Research (IIR). IIR Middle East is part of Informa plc, the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities.


I will be giving two presentations: one for mothers and the other for health professionals. In these, I will talk about problems often encountered in the early days of breastfeeding, explain how these can be resolved and stress the importance of boosting mothers' confidence.

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15-16 May 2010

Big Weekend - Bringing power to parents
Telford International Centre

 

Educational, inspiring and fun, NCT's annual conference is the highlight of the year for members. This is a great place to improve skills and knowledge, gain a better understanding of the NCT and its plans for the future, celebrate achievements and hear success stories from other NCT branches. This sharing of good practice will inspire and guide activities for the coming year.

 

I will be joining the Weleda team, acting as their Baby Skincare Advisor - providing the latest evidence-based advice on baby skincare. If you are attending this event please come along and say hello.

You can find out more about this event here.

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23 - 25 April 2010

Baby Show - SECC Glasgow

I am delighted to be joining the team at Jackson Reece Baby Wipes stand (410F) where they will be selling their award winning bio-degradable, eco-friendly, carbon conscious baby wipes. This excellent product has won four TIPS awards (Best of the best award in 2007, Editors Choice award in 2008 and two in 2009 - Best of the best and Best eco-friendly).

I will be on hand to give new parents the most up-to-date advice regarding baby skincare issues and will be handing out copies of the latest version of my Babycare- back to basics™ leaflet, so please come along and say hello.

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