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 (RLG Chairman) with Prof. John Nicholls (a.k.a the Rear admiral)


David Davies (RLG Chairman) with Stephen Want



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



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



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


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 Sam Evans


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!


Gary Bronziet