Next Information Day

Date: Saturday October 16th 2021

Venue: Jury’s Inn, Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL (please note this is different from previous years)

Time: 10:00 – 16:15, the programme (finalised barring unforeseen circumstances) is below:

From 10:00 Registration, with Coffee on Arrival

10:30 Welcome, Domestics and Introduction – Laura Dunn, Kangaroo Club Chairman

10.45 The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Dr Oliver Brain, Consultant Gastroenterologist, OUH NHS Foundation Trust

11:15 An Update on Pouch Surgery and Subsequent Monitoring – Mr Bruce George, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, OUH NHS Foundation Trust, and Kangaroo Club President, with Ms Kat Baker, IBD Surgeon, OUH NHS Foundation Trust

11.45 Brief Break

11.55 Thoughts of the Pioneers – Mr Michael Kettlewell, Retired Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, OUH NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor Derek Jewell, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and Professor Emeritus of Gastroenterology, University of Oxford.

12.20 Diet – a panel discussion, open to questions from the floor, led by Angie Perrin, Clinical Education Lead, Salts Healthcare

12.50 Lunch – and an opportunity to meet and chat with other pouch owners and their partners

13.30 Kangaroo Club Update and AGM

13.45 Pharmaceutical Advice – Sarah Cripps, Gastro-Pharmacist, OUH NHS Foundation Trust

14:15 Brief break

14:25 Pilates Exercises for Good Pouch Function – Beverly Chandler, Certified (Level 4) Therapeutic Pilates Instructor

14.55 What is the Salts Academy? – Angie Perrin

15.05 Nursing Pouch Support – Fran Woodhouse and Simon Turley, Senior Specialist Nurses, Colorectal Nursing Team, OUH NHS Foundation Trust

15.20 Question and Answer Session – Fran Woodhouse and Simon Turley – Led by Angie Perrin, Clinical Education Lead, Salts Healthcare

16:00 End

We very much hope that you will attend. To do so please just:

  1. Let us know if you are coming by e-mailing with the names of all in your party.
  2. Look out for our e-mailed acknowledgement and updates. (If you haven’t heard from us, please check your spam or junk folders.)
  3. Join us on the day!

NB Although there is no charge to come to the Information Day, donations towards the cost of your lunch are welcomed. Also if you do register to come and then can’t attend please let us know before the end of September by e-mailing

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