Cheryl attended Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy and qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1990. An opportunity arose in 1998 to work at Christie Hospital, Manchester as a Macmillan Lymphoedema Specialist/Surgical Physiotherapist and Cheryl held this post for nearly 9 years. Here she completed her Specialist Lymphoedema training at Kings College, London with Eunice Jeffs and in the Casley Smith method of MLD at Wrexham with Eilish Lund. Due to family relocation, Cheryl worked as a Macmillan Specialist Physiotherapist setting up rehabilitation services for patients with complex cancer needs in Central Cheshire and then returned to the field of Lymphology when she assisted at Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton. It was at this time that Cheryl trained in the Leduc Method of Medical Lymphatic Drainage, working with Jane Wigg. In 2011, Cheryl moved to her current post as Macmillan Lymphoedema Specialist at St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, Cheshire. Cheryl regularly assists with training for Lymphoedema Training Academy and Haddenham Healthcare. She has also been a committee member for the British Lymphology Society and has been the Editor for the BLS newsletter for many years. She is also a casual trainer for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Gary currently holds the position of University Lecturer at Birmingham City University within the undergraduate degree nursing program. Previously he has worked as a clinical nurse specialist in lymphoedema within Walsall and Worcester for over seven years. He currently continues clinical practice at the Wolverhampton Lymphoedema service located in Compton Hospice. Garry has recently completed his Masters in lymphoedema care in conjunction with Compton Hospice and the University of Wolverhampton. Previous roles held include Occupational Heath Nurse Advsior and community staff nurse.
Stacy qualified as a nurse in 2004 and spent 2 years working on the hospice inpatient unit where she developed an interest in lymphoedema when an opportunity for training to become a Leduc MLD therapist arose in 2005. After completing the course successfully her passion for lymphoedema had been ignited and she was lucky enough to gain a secondment at Wolverhampton Lymphoedema Service where she had the privilege of working alongside Jane Wigg for almost 3 years. She has been assisting Jane with training for several years and is currently the module leader for the Lymphoedema degree at the University of Wolverhampton whilst also studying towards her lymphoedema masters with the university.
Natalie has been nursing for the past 10 years and developed a specialist interest in the management of lymphoedema as a community nurse. She went on to work at Wolverhampton Lymphoedema service where she developed her skills and passion for treating patients with lymphoedema and for delivering training to individuals with a specialist interest in Lymphoedema management. In her current role she continues to advise clinicians and provides training as part of HHC and often delivers training at Wolverhampton University and The Lymphoedema Training Academy. Natalie has recently completed her MSc in Lymphoedema Care at Wolverhampton University and continues her clinical Practice at LymphCare UK to maintain her skills and provide care to patients.
Beverley is a Macmillan Lymphoedema Clinical Nurse Specialist working for Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. She has over twenty five years experience in community health care, primarily working as a district nurse and community practice teacher. She has specialised in lymphoedema and chronic oedema management for the last eight years, having initially set up the local service and provides high quality care underpinned by complex assessment, differential diagnosis and holistic management. She is committed to working with charitable groups and provides educational support for secondary care to raise awareness of lymphoedema, and advice on minimising the risk of developing lymphoedema post breast and head and neck surgery. She has completed her MSc in Advanced Nurse Practice and undertook a primary research project to look use of bioimpedance in assessing female unilateral breast oedema. She is passionate about sharing her skills of direct clinical care, service design, leadership and research.