St Martin's Well-Man clinic in Newcastle is proving to be a leading beacon in testicular cancer awareness in the United Kingdom. From its early foundations in the 1980's till present time, the clinic has been growing from two or three out-patients a day to over 50 male visitors presently.
Beverly Blythe Bristol, senior nurse at St Martin's puts the success of the clinic down to three areas:- 1) in you face promotions and bus adverts 2) the very graphic self awareness videos on 'self checking' as seen on the web site and 3) hands on sessions with worried patients. Since Beverly' s arrival last year, it is not uncommon to see a queue of young worried lads in the morning. One Thomas Sharpe from Sunderland visits the clinic on a daily basis claiming that he is discovering new lumps down there all the time.
Since Beverly Blythe Bristol' s appearance on Good Morning Britain last month, her Facebook and Twitter accounts are being hammered with thousands of hits per hour from boys all over the UK worried about their testicles. So much so, she has a new book out next week which takes you through her daily routine of her shopping, at the gym, enjoying swimming, jogging, flower arranging, doing house keeping, sleeping and her work at the clinic. The book entitled 'Your life in my Hands', has massive pre orders and looks like bouncing into the top five best sellers in the UK.
Beverly is looking forward to making her first DVD on similar topics after thousands of requests from her worried male patients on line.