Information Day 2022 (postponed)

Updated 10 May 2022

I am sorry to write to you with news that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Red Lion Group Information Day, which was to have taken place on Saturday 14 May at Central Middlesex Hospital 

Unfortunately, we did not have enough registered attendees to support the event.  If you are one of the people that had pre-registered for the event, you will have received separate notification and options regarding your donation.

We are all disappointed, but this does offer the opportunity to rearrange the event to later in the year and at a more accessible venue when more people can attend. 

We will be looking to rearrange the event later in the year and possibly also to run some of the presentations as on-line webinars in the meantime.  We will let you know as soon as we have an alternative date and venue.  

The Red Lion Groups first in-person information day since 2019 will be held on Saturday 14th May 2022 at Central Middlesex Hospital (CMH).

Our annual Information Day has always been considered one of the highlights of the Red Lion Group year, but sadly due to COVID, we have not held one since 2019. Now, with restrictions easing, we are delighted to confirm that we will be holding an in person event this year.

Don’t miss this opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with experts in the field of Pouch Surgery and care, as well as meeting Red Lion Group committee members and other pouchees and prospective pouchees.

The past 2 years, RLG have been very fortunate to have had an excellent series of talks from the professionals at St.Mark’s conducted over Zoom. All of these are available on the website. 

Following feedback from previous face-to-face meetings, we are increasing the amount of time available for informal group discussion and Q&A time with the experts. This year, the Information Day will follow a slightly altered format with longer sessions from the professionals allowing for more depth to the session and more time for Q&A. The pouch nurses are also doing an hour long workshop for pouchees which will be followed by our usual workshops when any issues raised can be discussed further.


Avery Jones Lecture theatre at Central Middlesex Hospital

Food & Beverage

Tea and Coffee will be provided, but it is proposed that attendees bring their own lunch. This is to take into account that many attendees have particular dietary requirements and also a precaution in the light of COVID.

For your information, there is a cafe and a WHSmiths located at the main entrance to CMH that sells a selection of drinks and sandwiches.


Members recommended £5.00 donation to cover costs.
Non-members and Guests recommended £10.00 donation to cover costs.


Click register button below to register and donate. Places are limited so register soon to guarantee your place.


You will receive email confirmation of your donation and registration.


As usual, we will have some of the leading names in the field of J-Pouch creation and maintenance speaking on relevant subjects as well as time for open discussion and socialising.

See below for current draft agenda (Updated 25 March 2022)

10:00am-10:30amRegistration & Coffee
10:30am-10:40amDavid Davies – Chairman Red Lion Group

Welcome & Introduction
10:40am-11:25amValerio Celentano – head of the J-pouch one-stop clinic at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Latest surgical techniques in j pouch creation and pouch dysfunction.
11:30am-12:15pmDr. Sonya Freason – Consultant Clinical Psychologist – St. Mark’s Hospital

Psychology and the Gut
12:15pm-12:30pmAnnual General Meeting of Red Lion Group (AGM)
1:30pm-2:30pmPouch Nurse Team – St. Mark’s Hospital

Moderated Q&A session on Pouch Care
2:30pm-2:45pmCOFFEE BREAK
2:45pm-3:45pmMale & Female Breakout groups
3:45pm-4:00pmSummary & Close

Getting there

Central Middlesex Hospital is located in Acton.

Central Middlesex Hospital
Acton Lane
Park Royal
London NW10 7NS

For further information see Getting there

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ): ULEZ was introduced from 25 October 2021. Sterling Way is part of the North Circular Road and is outside of the ULEZ. All exits facing central London, including Bull Lane for North Middlesex University Hospital, are inside the zone. Find out more on the Transport for London website.


Parking is available at Central Middlesex Hospital. See Parking

We hope to be providing Car Park passes for our Info Day attendees. Further information to be provided.

Download Poster

You can download a printable version of the Information Day poster by clicking on the Download Now button below.

If you are a medic or a pouch nurse for example, you may wish to display this in your department to advertise the event to your patients.

Information Day 2022 Poster
Gary Bronziet