Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group Chairman: Chris Addison

Phone RPCSG Support on 0118 357 0482

Email RPCSG Nurse Support at rpcsgmedical@outlook.com

Royal Berkshire Hospital - Nursing Support 0118 322 5111

Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group was started in January 2007 by the Royal Berkshire Hospital. It is fully supported by the Urology Unit and staff.

Membership

Membership is entirely free and currently has around 125 registered member along with many of their partners. Some keep in touch for many years while others stay a short time to gather information before continuing with their chosen life-path. Most meetings are attended by 50 to 70 people, often with spouses and partners, to hear first hand what is happening in specific areas and keep up to date. Perhaps the most valuable part of being a member is the opportunity to receive personal support from other members on the same or a related treatment path.

RPCSG Committee

The group is managed by a committee of elected members who meet regularly. The key aim of the Committee include ensuring good support for all members undergoing diagnosis and treatment for Prostate Cancer.

The current Committee has around a dozen members who willingly, in fact enthusiastically, share their skills, time and effort to ensure the best local and national speakers are booked, social events are organised and sponsors are attracted and involved. One vital point is that membership on this Committee is limited to 3 years to ensure fresh people continue to take a part in this vital support activity and ensure the RPCSG keeps trying out fresh ideas.

Click here to see a copy of our Constitution

Current Committee Members

Chris AddisonChris Addison

Chairman, Meet & Greet

Email: chairman@rpcsg.org.uk
Roger BennettRoger Bennett

Treasurer

Steve ParkinsonSteve Parkinson

Pharos Editor, Acting Secretary
Support

Email: newseditor@rpcsg.org.uk
Phone: 0118 978 5268
Chris WebbChris Webb

Website, archivist
Support

Email: web@rpcsg.org.uk
Beverley SkeltonBeverley Skelton

Medical Liaison Officer
Support

Email: rpcsgmedical@outlook.com
Steve AllenSteve Allen

Awareness Officer
Support

Email: support3@rpcsg.org.uk
Phone: 0118 926 6747
TBSTBS

Secretary

Steve SmythSteve Smyth

Photographer
Support

Email: support2@rpcsg.org.uk
Phone: 0783 163 7577
Richard BrownRichard Brown

Walks

Richard JoyesRichard Joyes

Refreshments coordinator

Alex MilesAlex Miles

Social Secretary

Andrew GabrielAndrew Gabriel

Meet & Greet
Support

Email: support4@rpcsg.org.uk
Phone: 0118 357 7435

Support - Non Committee Members

Meetings and Awareness

Due to the escalation of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, all meetings, social events, walks, coffee mornings and awareness events are cancelled until further notice.

If you need any help you can call us on our new phone number: 0118 357 0482. You will be put through to one of our support team. For more information, see our Contacts/Support page. We will update this information if anything changes, so please check here again from time to time.

A new email address rpcsgmedical@outlook.com has been created by Beverley Skelton, the groups nurse support. She is aware that the CNS team are being redeployed onto wards and it can be harder to contact them so has set up this address for anyone who has questions. This is NOT to be used for urgent information as she is working on the wards and will hope to check it daily but this may not be possible. It can be used for information requests of a non urgent nature. Please ensure you give your name and a little information so she can give advice.