Prostate Cancer Support Group

Notice: upcoming meetings

Please note that the upcoming support group meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

There is a thriving and well regarded Prostate Cancer Support Group which BPC patients can attend, together with everyone affected by prostate cancer, regardless of where they are being treated.

This group meets at the Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfields Road, Solihull B91 1LG on the last Tuesday of each month; a convenient location very close to Solihull train station and the bus terminus. Meetings commence at 6:30pm, although coffee/tea and biscuits are served from 6.15pm.

Since it was established in 2006, at the instigation of Alan Doherty and Nula Allen of BPC, attendances have steadily grown to around the current level of 40 men, plus the support of many of their partners/wives, with members coming from south Birmingham, Solihull, and a wide variety of other West Midland locations. The programme includes authoritative healthcare professional speakers on the subject of prostate cancer, including many consultant urologists and oncologists working within the region, and also experts in nutrition and the provision of complimentary support during cancer treatment.

“Anyone affected by prostate cancer is welcome to attend, whatever stage they may be in their treatment journey, whatever their needs are and regardless of where they are being treated,” says chair of the support group Aidan Adkins.

“We choose speakers and subject matters which are very relevant to people with prostate cancer and their families. There is a high level of expertise made available, so attendees can go away with useful information that will help them make important decisions. Also, importantly, our members support each other and there is an opportunity to meet, talk and share experiences with other men faced with this problem.”

Further information

For further information about the Prostate Cancer Support Group, please contact Aidan Adkins on 07593 514686 or at 


Past events

March 2020
Robotic Surgery at Heartlands and Active Surveillance
Ather Abd El-Baky MD, FRCS (Urol) - Consultant Urological Surgeon & Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals Birmingham
February 2020
The Medical Detection Dogs: Dogs which detect Prostate cancer in urine samples
January 2020
Nanotechnology research into the detection of prostate cancer
Dr Craig Ward, Research Fellow Birmingham University
December 2019
The group arranges a social evening and Christmas Dinner in a local pub in December
November 2019
Looking at improving communication between men with Prostate cancer and their healthcare team by using a self assessment tool called CHAT-P
Mr.Prashant Patel: Senior Lecturer in Urology at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Urological Surgeon at QE Hospital, Birmingham
October 2019
Principal speaker: Robin Paijmans, Lead Clinical Psychologist
September 2019
Principal speaker: Mr Alan Doherty - Consultant Urologist at the QE Hospital, Birmingham
December 2018
No meeting
November 2018
Prof Nick James Clinical Oncologist
October 2018
Latest Developments in Surgery / Improving access to psychological therapy
Mr Prashant Patel, Consultant Urological Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Urology QEH / Sarah Emery and Tilly Tromans from Solihull IAPT Service
August 2018
Mr Vivek K. Wadhwa, Consultant Urological Surgeon & Brian Harrigan, Journalist and Author of “A Tale of Two Cancers”
July 2018
Ayo Kalejaiye, Consultant Andrologist
June 2018
Tackling the Rollercoaster
Roger Wotton, Chairman, Tackle Prostate Cancer – The National Federation of Prostate Cancer Support Groups
24th April 2018
Targeting the pelvic floor post Prostate Surgery : Getting you dry and back to living
Gerard Greene MSc ( Manip Physio), MMACP, MCSP, PG Cert HEd, Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist ,Clinical Mentor MSc Manual Therapy Students , Harborne Physio & Acupuncture Clinic
24th April 2018
Vacuum Pumps and Erectile Dysfunction and penile health: Your questions answered
Mohit Mitra (BSc Hons Applied Biomedical Science), Area Representative (Wales, Central & West Midlands) iMEDicare Ltd
March 2018
Dr Anjali Zarkar, Consultant Oncologist
February 2018
Professor Maria De Santis, Consultant Oncologist
January 2018
Mr Richard Viney, Consultant Surgeon

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