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.