Hopefully, you have already saved the date for the Red Lion group Information Day and AGM, 2019, which will take place on Saturday 27 April at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow. The Red Lion Group Information Day is one of the most informative events for patients, prospective patients, friends family and health care professionals with an interest in Pouch Surgery.
You will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading professionals in the field of Pouch Surgery practise and research and interact with fellow pouchees, prospective pouchees and health care professionals. You can view videos from previous information days here on the Red Lion Group website.
Spaces are limited and you are recommended to register your intention to attend as soon as possible. Attendance fee (which includes refreshments and lunch) is £10.00 for non-members and £8.00 for members.
You can book your place by subscribing to the Information Day mailing list by clicking the link below.
You will be sent regular updates on the agenda as they become available and payment instructions in due course.Register Now
The Information Day on 27 April 2019 will celebrate the Silver Jubilee with an address by Dr Martin Peters, who was the first RLG Chairman way back in 1994. Martin will be reflecting on RLG then and now and on his own reflections about living with a pouch for the last 25 years.
We are delighted to confirm that Elissa Bradshaw, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Biofeedback Therapy at St Marks Hospital, will be speaking about the importance of efficient pouch emptying, the mechanics of pouch emptying and how you can empty your pouch more effectively.
Biofeedback therapy is an effective treatment for bowel dysfunction. The service at the Sir Alan Parks Physiology and Neuromodulation Unit has been successful in providing biofeedback therapy for 30 years, where treatments have extended and evolved to help both the physical and psychological needs of pouch patients. It is particularly useful for pouch patients, who may experience a variety of difficult symptoms including increased bowel frequency, evacuatory dysfunction and incontinence.
You can read more about Bio Feedback research at St Marks Hospital here.
An initial announcement that the Red Lion Group Information Day and AGM, 2019, will take place on Saturday 27 April at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow. This will be another action-packed day catching up on the latest topics of interest to pouchees, potential pouchees and relatives and friends of pouchees! All welcome but numbers will be limited. Please keep the date free! More information will follow as the agenda firms up.
The Kangaroo Club – a pouch support group based in Oxford – is holding its next annual Information Day on Saturday 6th October 2018.
Cost: Free of charge
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The aim of the Kangaroo Club Information Days is to give a chance to meet other people who have had colorectal surgery or who are eligible for such surgery. As well as time being given for informal discussion with other attendees, there is a full programme of more formal sessions led by medical staff from the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust .
The Information Day on 6th October 2018 will include a full programme of sessions covering:
- Colorectal surgery as a specialty
- Pouch surgery: developments and variations
- What is normal?
- About Occtopus and The Kingston Trust
- Round table discussions – as suggested by pouch owners and for their supporters
- Questions and answers with the Colorectal Nursing team
For more information and to register to attend please click here
We look forward to seeing you there.
The 2018 Information Day took place on Saturday 12 May 2018 at the St. Mark’s Hospital in Harrow.
We were delighted to welcome over 80 attendees including pouchees, potential pouchees and medical specialists
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the invention of the Pouch at St. Mark’s hospital and we were delighted to have Professor John Nicholls one of the pioneers and foremost experts on the subject as keynote speaker giving his personal reflections on 40 years of the pouch operation.
David Davies with Stephen Want, RLG member, who gave a talk about his experience as one of the earliest recipients of the pouch
David Davies with Lisa Allison after her presentation on the subject “Pouch Surgery Complications“. Lisa is a Pouch nurse specialist at St. Mark’s hospital and former Chair of the Red Lion Group.
David Davies with Dr Jonathan Segal of St. Mark’s hospital, after his presentation “Pouch Research Update – medical & surgical perspectives” .
David Davies with Mr Janindra Warusavitarne of St. Mark’s hospital, after his presentation on the subject “Modern developments in Pouch Surgery“.
David Davies with Miss Sam Evans after her presentation of “Fertility, fecundity and pregnancy with a pouch“. Sam is a Clinical Nurse specialist in pouch care at St Mark’s hospital.
There were also a number of work shops and of course food & beverage.
You can find recordings of the presentations from this years event here on the RLG web site.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!