We have ten regional groups to provide support at a local level. Each group sets its own agenda, deciding how often to meet and what format those meetings take. Although there is a description of the area that each group covers, the boundaries are fluid, and you are free to choose whichever group you find most accessible. [Click here for a UK map that shows where the groups are at present].
To find out more, please contact your regional representative.
|Area Covered:||Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and south Lincolnshire.|
|Regional Rep:||Keith Morrison, Arthur Rank House, Cambridge
|News/Events:||The group is going well, with a good core of approx 6-8 of us. We meet 3-4 times per year, and have support / sharing experience / CPD type discussions. We have spent the last 18 months or so visiting each other in situ which has been educative.|
|London (within M25)|
|Area covered:||Greater London and the whole area within the M25.|
|Regional Rep:||Markus Lange, Penrose Care, London
Phone: 0207 435 2644
|News/Events||At present, the group holds occasional events, and individual members also link up informally.|
|Area Covered:||Derbyshire, Staffordshire, S. Notts, West Midlands, Hereford, Worcester, Warwickshire, Leicester, Rutland and Northants.|
|Regional Rep:||Keith Judson, Mary Steven's Hospice, Stourbridge
Phone: 01384 443010
|News/Events:||We meet in the Midlands 3-4 times each year, trying different ways of meeting – half days or full days, different sites, with reasonable success. We average between 6 and 10 to a meeting.
Date of next meeting: Thursday 12th July, 10am - 3pm
Venue: St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford
|Area Covered:||The whole of Northern Ireland|
|Regional Rep:||Doreen Draffin Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast
|North West England and North Wales|
|Area Covered:||North Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire and everywhere west of the Pennines up to Cumbria|
|Regional rep:||Chris Cheeseman, Pendleside Hospice, Burnley.
Phone: 01282 440138
|News/Events:||We welcome folk working in any Hospice or elsewhere in palliative care in the North West and North Wales.
Date of next meeting: Wednesday 4th July, 12pm - 3pm
Venue: Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Bispham
|Area Covered:||Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire|
|News/Events;||The next meeting of the Oxford regional group to be advised.|
|Area Covered:||The whole of Scotland, including the Northern and Western Isles.|
|Regional Rep:||Margery Collin, Strathcarron Hospice, Denny.
Phone: 07921 551885
|News/Events:||We have about 15 active members, with a typical attendance of about 8-10 when we meet, three times a year. We take it turns to host, and to travel to each other's hospice or unit.
Meetings are usually 10:30 to 3.30 and include a presentation and discussion, time for reflection, resource sharing and peer support.
|Area Covered:||East Sussex|
|Regional Rep:||Nicholas Roddis, Martletts Hospice
Phone: 01273 273400
|News/Events:||At present, the group holds occasional events, and individual members also link up informally.|
|Regional Rep:||Geoff Walters, Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford
Phone: 01233 504100
|News/Events:||This is a newly formed group, looking to support chaplains in Kent.|
|Area Covered:||Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight|
|Regional Rep:||Carol Gully, Rowans Hospice
Phone: 0239 225 0001
|South West England and South Wales|
|Area Covered:||South-west England and South Wales, including Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset|
|Regional Reps:||Sally Bedborough, Joseph Weld Hospice, Dorchester
Phone: 01305 215399
|News/Events:||We have a really good group covering the South-west and South Wales. As well as recent retreats, (overnight at Ammerdown and a recent trip to Somerset) we meet early in the year just for a day, at a location more or less central to us – Weston Super Mare, and previously Taunton.
Then most get together at the Conference for another catch up.
|Yorkshire and North East England|
|Area Covered:||North Lincs, North Notts, Yorkshire, Teeside, Co Durham, Tyneside and Northumberland|
|Regional Rep:||Liz Maitland, Sue Ryder Hospice & Neurological Care
|News/Events:||We usually have between 6 and 12 people come to each meeting. We now have four meetings a year, 10-3 with lunch together. Some members travel a long way to meetings and some in the farthest reaches may wish for something a little closer.
Our meetings take place at different hospices each time. Members lead discussions/do presentations on prepared subjects though much time is given to informal news sharing and discussion on any relevant issues.