Our group was formed in 1996 by Alison Tooze and Steve Harris and was called the Birmingham Pituitary Group.
Our first meeting was held on Saturday 28th September in the Boardroom at the University Hospital (Queen Elizabeth) in Edgbaston, Birmingham and we had around sixty people attend. Prof Paul Stewart and endocrine nurse Isabelle Neylon were our guest speakers. The QE was chosen as the venue because it is central to the region and is the hospital attended by most of the members.
The Area Co-ordinators have changed over the 20 years since the launch and our current leaders are David Lynam and Nigel Tinsley. We are now known as the Birmingham & West Midlands Pituitary Group to better reflect our wide catchment area.
We hold 3 or 4 meetings each year, on a Saturday morning.
David and Nigel are supported by a committee and we have all been involved with pituitary matters and the group for some time. We all do our best to help and support pituitary patients, their relatives, friends and carers in the West Midlands and we are all very happy to talk to people. If you are not confident enough to call us, why not contact us by e-mail?
The group also has a reader-friendly newsletter produced after each meeting and this can be sent to you either by post or e-mail. The latest issue can also be viewed on this site.