Sarah Dewhurst

Fellow’s Profile

Sarah Dewhurst

Fellow’s Profile

Sarah Dewhurst

Keep moving: business as usual for people with cancer

Fellowship

Focus

Improving outcomes for cancer patients through changes in physical activity policy

Fellowship year

2019

Locality

London

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Biography

I currently work at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust as a physiotherapist and the lead for living with and beyond cancer. I also work for Public Health England as the lead allied health professional on their 'physical activity clinical champions' programme. I am passionate about translating the emerging evidence on exercise and cancer into practice. I travelled to Australia and New Zealand for my Fellowship to explore how other countries are embedding physical activity into their cancer treatment pathways. Since I returned I have set up a physiotherapy network for UK-based physios who are interested in exercise oncology. We meet virtually every other month and now have 120 members. The aim of the group is to share learning and work together to promote physiotherapy within this specialist field, as well as develop our collective expertise. We are presenting at our national conference and working with our professional body to define and promote physiotherapists' roles within the field of exercise medicine. The Fellowship has been invaluable in giving me a platform and the confidence to develop my leadership skills in this field.

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