The Urology Nurses have been busy! Some took on the 3 peaks challenge for a urological charity recently so follow this link to read all about it.

Well,done them!

Our last meeting took place on September 26th and was well attended despite the late change of date. Jenny gave us a good overview on bladder cancer and we then held the Annual General Meeting , delayed by a year due to Covid issues.

The meeting recognised the resignation of Peter Spencer as Chairman, and thanked him for his service. No new nominations were received and so the meeting agreed that we continue as a committee for the time being whilst a replacement was sought.

The Pavilion has been booked for the Christmas lunch on Wednesday , December 14th, from 1pm until 5.Entertainment will be provided by the New Black Country Boys.

Cost is £20 per person , with first drink included. Menu details can be found by clicking on the link and bookings and payments will be taken at the next meeting.

Caring for the Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Cancer Surbvivors and their Intimate Partners.

Cancer and its treatment can affect sexual health and wellbeing in lots of ways, and it can lead to physical, psychological and interpersonal sexual difficulties.

Bournemouth University researchers want to learn more about the care that the hospital cancer team give for sexual health and wellbeing. Do you want to tell them about your experiences and preferences for the care of your sexual health and wellbeing?To find out more and take part in their anonymous online survey then click on the link below. The survey takes 15-30 minutes but if you have a lot to tell them then it might take longer than 30 minutes.They want to hear from people who have had cancer and also the partners of people who have had cancer. They also want to hear from single people who have had cancer.Take part between 23rd August and 30th September 2022.Click on this link or if clicking does not work then copy and paste into your browser.

The following email and flyer is self explanatory.If you are interested, please contact her.

There is an Expression of Interest form at the foot of this page if you are interested.

Congratulations to Jenny Akins!!!


She has just received the Silver award from the British Journal of Nursing for Urology Nurse of the year.

Jenny is one of the Specialist Nurse Practitioners who were instrumental in setting up this bladder cancer support group and has always shown commitment and dedication to her patients.This award is well deserved!

The September 2021 meeting was well attended and the group was given the opportunity to quiz Mr Peter Cooke on the proposed restructuring changes to the  New Cross Urology department.He gave a detailed outline of the proposals and the reasoning behind them and then fielded a number of questions raised by the audience.

It appeared that most seemed happy with the new arrangements and that they were  for the greater benefit of Wolverhampton and Walsall patients overall. The group may wish to review the effectiveness of the changes in due course.

It was good to see the group reassemble after such a long layoff and to meet  new faces as well as some familiar ones.

 Meanwhile, if you do get an opportunity to get out and about, here is a link to an article on travelling with a stoma which some patients may find useful.