The first meeting of 2023 went well, although the turnout was a little smaller than usual, probably due to the late issue of the group newsletter.Nevertheless we were informed and entertained by Melanie Costin from Fight Bladder Cancer, who took us through her experiences and then told us of the excellent services provided by her enjoyable and informative afternoon. A couple of pictures .

The Christmas lunch at the Pavilion was very enjoyable!

40 members attended and we were entertained with songs and humour by the New Black Country Boys. As ever the food and the company was excellent!

As usual we have a few photos to prove it!


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 The last meeting of 2022,on November 21st, was well attended, despite the shocking weather.Well done to all who braved the conditions.

Dr Richard Bryan gave a very interesting talk about research into bladder cancer and took questions later.A very informative and entertaining speaker.

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  meeting on September 26th  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. Subsequently Keith Banks, a committee member for many years, agreed to to take up the role. Welcome Keith!

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.

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!