Support Near You

These meetings are held for patients who have had, or are about to have, major surgery for the removal of part (or all) of their oesophagus and stomach. Local specialist surgeons, nurses, dieticians and physiotherapists are often invited to attend to answer your questions so that you can learn more about what has happened to you. The meeting will have a friendly format and you will be made very welcome, with former patients available as hosts for new patients and their family and friends. Those who have made contact with the OPA to inform us that they have had an oesophagectomy and/or a gastrectomy will automatically be invited. Please note that it is inevitable that most patients attending these meetings have had, or are going to have surgery. All oesophageal/gastric cancer patients are most welcome but this emphasis is to be expected.

Please take a look to find out where your nearest meeting are held. Check also with your Upper GI Nurse Specialist who often holds her or his own support meeting at their own hospitals, or contact the Co-Ordinator.

Affiliated Support Groups

Scotland Support Groups.

OPA Groups

Birmingham and West Midlands - We are looking for a Co-Ordinator to help set up and co-ordinate these meetingsOPA Group

0121 704 9860enquiries@opa.org.uk

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BrightonOPA Group

Peacehaven Town Council OfficesMeridian CentreMeridian WayBN10 8BB07715 011 323ronhaines@opa.org.uk

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DerbyOPA Group

Hilton Village HallPeacroft LaneHiltonDerbyDE65 5GH01332 513807chrisrlspiller@talktalk.net

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ExeterOPA Group

The Force CentreCorner HouseBarrack RoadExeterEX2 5DW07710 286 204brian.marionk2@tiscali.co.uk

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GuildfordOPA Group

The Conference CentreHoliday InnEgerton RoadGuildfordGU2 7XZ07734 394 263davechuter@opa.org.uk

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Isle of WightOPA Group

Age U.K. centreHigh StreetNewportIsle of WightPO30 1TY01983 761610j.ring154@btinternet.com

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LeedsOPA Group

Headingley Golf ClubBack Church LaneAdelLeedsLS16 8DW0113 226 7250leeds@opa.org.uk

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LincolnOPA Group

Wragby Town HallLouth RoadWragbyMarket RasenLN8 5PH0121 704 9860 lincoln@opa.org.uk

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London OPA Group

Tower HotelSt Katharine's WayLondon E1W 1LD07956 562 158johncampolini@gmail.com

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Norfolk & NorwichOPA Group

The Benjamin RoomNorfolk & Norwich HospitalColney LaneNorwich, NorfolkNR4 7UY07732 672816shales48@gmail.com

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Nottingham OPA Group

Maggies CentreCity Hospital Campus (Gate 3)Hucknall RoadNottingham NG5 1PH0115 914 7018NottinghamOPAgroup@gmail.com

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Portsmouth and South HampshireOPA Group

Upper GI (MDT Office) E LevelQueen Alexandra Hospital Southwick HillPortsmouth PO6 3LY02392 286 000 ext 5422philcoverdale@opa.org.uk

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