As part of our Information and Support services, the Charity hosted another successful ‘Information Evening’.

The event provided an overview of the rehabilitation services and support available to patients andcarers to best manage their care at the point of diagnosis, across the local hospitals and in the community.

Patients and Carers were also provided with excellent contributions on the occupational therapy and physiotherapy services available; the complementary therapy and psychological support available and strategies with practical advice to best deal with specific issues such as epilepsy and fatigue.

The Information Evening was hosted in partnership with the recently established NICaN Brain & CNS Group, the Chair and Clinical Lead of which is Dr Jackie Harney. This Group is the principal source of advice responsible for the further development of services for those affected by a brain tumour

Key speakers included:

Deborah Kerr, Clinical Network Coordinator NICaN;

Mr Tom Flannery, Consultant Neurosurgeon;

Medb Bradley, Neuro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist;

Dr Conn Haughey, Senior Registrar, Northern Ireland Hospice;

Dr John McConville Neurologist, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust;

Imelda McGucken, Director Charis Integrated Cancer Care;

Ena Bingham MBE, Epilepsy Nurse Specialist;

Bronagh Lynch, Specialist Occupational Therapist;

Clodagh McStravick, Physiotherapist

Kate Ferguson, MBE; Hon Sec Brainwaves NI.

Following the event, attendees had the opportunity to informally meet over a light supper.

If you would like any further information or contact details on services and support available, please call 028 9335 3995 or

Resources from the Information Evening:


Neuro-Oncology MDT Patient Leaflet 

Speaker Presentations:

Deborah Kerr, Clinical Network Coordinator NICaN;

Mr Tom Flannery; Consultant Neurosurgeon

Medb Bradley; Neuro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dr Conn Haughey; Senior Registrar, Northern Ireland Hospice

Dr John McConville; Neurologist, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust

Imelda McGucken; Director Charis Integrated Cancer Care

Ena Bingham MBE; Epilepsy Nurse Specialist

Bronagh Lynch; Specialist Occupational Therapist

Clodagh McStravick; Physiotherapist