Talks

We Love to Talk!!

We are back!!

After the cancellation and postponement of over 100 talks during covid restrictions the team are delighted to be able, once again, to give face to face talks. We gave some presentations by zoom and it was great to keep spreading the word but nothing like sharing a cup of tea and a piece of cake.

So a shout out to WI Groups, Probus, Rotary, Freemasons, Over 60’s clubs, motorcycle groups and all organisations who may like a presentation by a member of our talks team. Please drop us a line.

Talks previously postponed are rebooking and we expect our talks diary to fill up nicely. In November 2021 we already have 32 talks booked for 2022.

If you belong to an organisation who require speakers at their meetings then please contact us and we will be delighted to make the necessary arrangements. In addition, if a booked speaker is obliged to cancel, we would do our best to fill in at short notice.

We don’t charge for our talks nor do we charge travelling expenses but we very gratefully accept donations. A cuppa is always welcomed and some speakers are very partial to a slice of cake!! If you would like to know more please contact our Speaker Team Co-ordinator Helen Bundy at talks@ssbbgroup.org.uk

Please provide a contact telephone number and Helen will telephone you to make the arrangements.

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What people say about us

“The blood bikes are vital to getting our life saving faecal transplants to critically ill patients with C. dificile infection”

Professor Peter Hawkey, FMT Service Lead, PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

“On a regular basis we need to transport samples urgently, between Shrewsbury and Telford, and also from here in Shropshire to Birmingham and beyond. In the past it has been quite difficult, out of hours, to get those samples moving quickly, so it has made a huge difference to us to be able to rely on blood bikes to get those samples moving for us.”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

“The voluntary service the blood bikes offer us has been instrumental in widening the scope of our FMT service across the country and ensuring costs are a low as possible for the NHS”

Dr Vicki McCune, FMT Service Manager PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

“There is certainly times when the quicker we can get results back, the better the outcome for the patient, so blood bikes are helping to save lives and, at the same time, they are saving the NHS lots of money”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

“We are so grateful to the volunteer riders who give up their time to courier blood products and urgent samples for testing between our hospitals and the regional NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) centre in Birmingham. Every minute counts when it comes to helping seriously-ill and injured patients and being able to call on the blood bikes round the clock helps us to provide safe, effective treatment and transfusions.”

Paula Gardener, Chief Nurse Burton Hospital Trust (covering Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth)

“We very much appreciate all of their efforts and the support they give both SaTH and the wider NHS.”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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