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Support Groups

Our patient support group model is based on recommendations from the NICE Glaucoma Guidelines published in 2009 and followed up with the NICE Glaucoma Management Quality Standards two years later which recommend that a support group should be initiated by each hospital. The concept of these groups is to allow patients to meet their health care professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the time restricted atmosphere on out patients, so the condition and treatment can be discussed in more depth. It does require the presence of at least one of your local health care professionals whether it be an ophthalmologist, an optometrist or an ophthalmic nurse.

Find a glaucoma patient support group near you. This is a list of confirmed meeting dates – we will add more dates here as they are arranged, so remember to check back if there is nothing near you just now.

To find out if there is a support group in your area please call us on 01233 64 81 70

AreaOrganised by                 Venue                TimeDateContact nameContact number
Buckinghamshire Bedford Gurudwara Bedford Gurudwara, 84 Ford End Road, Bedford MK40 4JX 11.00am 26th April 2015 Roslyn Harding  
Cambridgeshire Addenbrookes Hospital Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ 10.30am to 12.30pm 30th April 2015 Penny Glass 01223 27 48 89 Extn 4889
Lancashire Royal Bolton Hospital Royal Bolton Hospital, Eye Department, 1st Floor Seminar Room, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR 1.30pm 7th May 2015 Cathy Settle 01204 39 03 90 Extn 4806
Buckinghamshire Stoke Mandeville Hospital The Dining Room, Postgraduate Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 8AL 5.00pm to 7.30pm 11th May 2015 Bucks Vision 01296 48 75 56
Scotland RNIB Meeting Room 1, RNIB Offices, 12-14 Hillside Crescent (off London Road), Edinburgh EH7 5EA 1.30pm to 4.00pm 15th May 2015 John Hughes 07875 31 29 45
Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Royal Hospital The Redwood Education Centre, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NN 2.00pm to 4.00pm 15th May 2015 Helen Jaggard or Jemma Fisher 0300 42 28 358
Wales Abergele Hospital Stanley Eye Unit, Abergele Hospital, Llanfair Road Abergele, Conwy LL22 8DP 1.30pm to 3.30pm 18th May 2015 Hazel Lindop or Michelle Higgins 01745 44 83 30 Extn 2439
West Lancashire Southport & West Lancashire Support Group Royal Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport 2.30pm 20th May 2015 Pam Ladlow 01772 81 36 15
Scotland Hairmyres Hospital Education Centre, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride 2.30pm to 4.30pm 20th May 2015 Caroline Ferguson or Jackie McGowan 01355 58 46 30 or 01698 36 63 76
Derbyshire Cavendish Hospital Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Buxton SK17 6HX 1.30pm to 3.30pm 22nd May 2015 Norma Ayres 01298 21 28 50
West Sussex Worthing Hospital Eye Clinic, First Floor, East Wing, Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing BN11 2DH 2.00pm to 4.00pm 22nd May 2015 Sightline 01233 64 81 70
Scotland Gartnavel General Hospital Post Grad Room, Upper Ground Floor, Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN 2.00pm to 4.00pm 29th May 2015 John Hughes 07875 31 29 45
West Sussex Queen Victoria Hospital Eye Clinic, Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road, East Grinstead RH19 3DZ 2.30pm to 5.00pm 1st June 2015 Belinda Alexander or Danny Favor belinda.alexander@qvh.nhs.uk 01342 41 45 69 or danilo.favor@qvh.nhs.uk 01342 41 45 44
Scotland Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Eye Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 2.00pm to 4.00pm 4th June 2015 Breda Donnelly 01224 55 12 93
Wales Abergele Hospital Stanley Eye Unit, Abergele Hospital, Llanfair Road Abergele, Conwy LL22 8DP 1.30pm to 3.30pm 15th June 2015 Hazel Lindop or Michelle Higgins 01745 44 83 30 Extn 2439
East Yorkshire HERIB HERIB, Beech Holme, Beverley Road, Hull HU5 3HS 2.00pm 17th June 2015 Kay Slingsby 01482 34 22 97
West Midlands Solihull Patient Support Group John Palmer Hall, Union Road, Solihull 1.00pm to 3.00pm 24th June 2015

Carole Atkins

Denise Casey

0121 424 05 43

0121 424 50 67

Wales Singleton Hospital Oxwich Room, School of Medicine, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Lane, Swansea 1.15pm to 3.00pm 24th June 2015 Sue Neale 01792 20 03 90
Lancashire Royal Bolton Hospital Royal Bolton Hospital, Eye Department, 1st Floor Seminar Room, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR 1.30pm 2nd July 2015 Cathy Settle 01204 39 03 90 Extn 4806
Wales Abergele Hospital Stanley Eye Unit, Abergele Hospital, Llanfair Road Abergele, Conwy LL22 8DP 1.30pm to 3.30pm 20th July 2015 Hazel Lindop or Michelle Higgins 01745 44 83 30 Extn 2439
West Lancashire Southport & West Lancashire Support Group Royal Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport 2.30pm 22nd July 2015 Pam Ladlow 01772 81 36 15
Lancashire Care UK Care UK, Croft Shifa Health Centre, Belfield Road, Rochdale OL16 2UP 1.00pm to 3.00pm 27th July 2015 Emma Mawson 07918 67 39 99 or emma.mawson@careuk.com
Wales Abergele Hospital Stanley Eye Unit, Abergele Hospital, Llanfair Road Abergele, Conwy LL22 8DP 1.30pm to 3.30pm 17th August 2015 Hazel Lindop or Michelle Higgins 01745 44 83 30 Extn 2439
Lancashire Royal Bolton Hospital Royal Bolton Hospital, Eye Department, 1st Floor Seminar Room, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR 1.30pm 3rd September 2015 Cathy Settle 01204 39 03 90 Extn 4806
West Lancashire Southport & West Lancashire Support Group Royal Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport 2.30pm 16th September 2015 Pam Ladlow 01772 81 36 15
West Midlands Solihull Patient Support Group John Palmer Hall, Union Road, Solihull 1.00pm to 3.00pm 30th September 2015

Carole Atkins

Denise Casey

0121 424 05 43

0121 424 50 67

Lancashire Care UK Care UK, Croft Shifa Health Centre, Belfield Road, Rochdale OL16 2UP 1.00pm to 3.00pm 12th October 2015 Emma Mawson 07918 67 39 99 or emma.mawson@careuk.com
East Yorkshire HERIB HERIB, Beech Holme, Beverley Road, Hull HU5 3HS 2.00pm 21st October 2015 Kay Slingsby 01482 34 22 97
Lancashire Royal Bolton Hospital Royal Bolton Hospital, Eye Department, 1st Floor Seminar Room, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR 1.30pm 5th November 2015 Cathy Settle 01204 39 03 90 Extn 4806
West Lancashire Southport & West Lancashire Support Group Royal Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport 2.30pm 25th November 2015 Pam Ladlow 01772 81 36 15
Wales Singleton Hospital Oxwich Room, School of Medicine, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Lane, Swansea 11.00am to 12.30pm 9th December 2015 Sue Neale 01792 20 03 90
East Yorkshire HERIB HERIB, Beech Holme, Beverley Road, Hull HU5 3HS 2.00pm 16th December 2015 Kay Slingsby 01482 34 22 97
Dorset Royal Hospital Bournemouth Royal Hospital Bournemouth Varies Held every three to four months Peter Clark and Jackie Spence 01202 72 60 36
Devon Seaton Group St Gregory's Church Hall, Colyford Road, Seaton 2.30pm Third Monday of every month Joan Ayres 01297 72 60 36