Information Day in Partnership with Freeman Hospital and Newcastle University

Following the successful patient information day we ran last year in partnership with Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, we’re delighted to announce a similar event in conjunction with Consultant ENT Surgeon Mr Sean Carrie and colleagues from Newcastle Freeman Hospital and Newcastle University.

The information day will a great opportunity for anyone affected by a smell/taste-related disorder to come together with clinicians from the ENT Department at Freeman Hospital to meet others with the same condition and learn, share experiences, and ask questions.

It will feature a talk on eating and drinking with impaired smell and taste with contributions from Val Bryant, Duika Burges Watson and Fifth Sense founder Duncan Boak.  Val and Duika will introduce, through film and discussion, findings from a National Institute of Health Research funded project on living with altered eating difficulties for survivors of head and neck cancer – Resources for Living.  Val led the patient input to the project, whilst Duika is the research lead. They’ll be joined by chef Sam Storey, who is working with Newcastle University’s catering team to provide lunch at the event.

The event is taking place on Saturday 30th September.  It is free to attend and limited to 25 places and lunch will be provided.  If you’re interested in attending then contact Fifth Sense volunteer member Joanne Dixon at

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