Zoom into Summer series of Pouch webcasts 2021
(Updated 15 June 2021 to latest webcast recording)

Following feedback, with effect from 28 May 2021, we are using a new simplified registration procedure for our future zoom events.

You can now register for all upcoming Red Lion Group events and view recordings of past events by going to the EVENTS tab on our website, (or link to

If you have previously registered for upcoming events, YOU WILL HAVE TO REGISTER AGAIN! We apologise for the inconvenience but we hope that, going forward, this is going to make the registration process more straightforward.

When you register, you will be sent the joining instructions immediately, and you can save them to your calendar for easy access.

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Following last years highly succesful Zoom into Summer Series, we are delighted to announce that we will be repeating it this year. Red Lion Group will be hosting a series of Pouch related webcasts (using the ZOOM facility), with guest speakers talking on a variety of subjects that will be of interest to our community.

Attendance is FREE and is open to Red Lion Group members and non-members alike.

As you may know, we have previously hosted an annual in-person Information Day at St. Mark’s hospital, but due to COVID, for the time being we not able to hold an in-person event. However, our Zoom into Summer series will be a chance to catch up with some of the speakers you would have heard from at the Info day and meet online with other Pouchees!

Keep an eye out for updates, including additional speakers and dates and times.

The following speakers are currently confirmed.

Janindra Warusavitarne, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital.

Subject: Through the keyhole – latest developments in pouch surgery
Recorded: Wednesday, 5 May 2021. 07:30 pm (London time)

Prof. R. J. Nicholls, Emeritus Consultant Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital, London and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London

Subject: Evolution of Modern Surgery
Recorded: Wednesday, 19 May at 7.30 pm (London time).

Uchu Meade, Head of Pharmacy at St. Mark’s Hospital.

Subject: Keep taking the tablets: a guide to the best drugs and when to take them.
Recorded: Wednesday, 26 May at 7.30 pm (London time).

Professor Ailsa Hart, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Sub-Dean (St Mark’s Academic Institute)

Subject: Professor Hart will be speaking on the subject “Managing a pouch behaving badly”

Recorded: Monday 14, June 2021 at 07:30 PM (London time)

Jason Bacon

Jason Bacon, CEO of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation

Subject: St Mark’s Hospital’s clinical services at Northwick Park, Central Middlesex Hospital and Beyond

Date: Monday, 28 June 2021 at 7.30 pm (London time)

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Ellie Bradshaw

Ellie Bradshaw, formerly gastrointestinal specialist nurse at St Mark’s Hospital, now at Royal Free Hospital

Subject: The pelvic floor – and the importance of pouch emptying

Date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021 at 7.30 pm (London time)

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Gabriela Poufou – Speaking at Red Lion Group Information Day 2019

Gabriela Poufou, Dietician St. Mark’s Hospital

Subject: Healthy eating for Patients with an Internal Pouch

Date/Time: Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 7:30 pm (London Time)

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Zeina Bushnaq

Zeina Bushnaq, Counselling psychologist and postgraduate researcher at London’s Roehampton University

Subject: Zeina will discuss the results of her grand psychology survey of pouchees and ileostomists

Date/Time: Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 7:30 pm (London Time)

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Zarah Perry-Woodford

Zarah Perry-Woodford, Consultant nurse – pouch and stoma care, St. Mark’s Hospital.

Subject: Living with an internal Pouch

Date: September 2021 to be confirmed

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For a review of last years Zoom into Summer series webcasts , click HERE.