Birmingham IA: latest events

We would love to see you at some of our forthcoming events. Everyone is welcome to join our informal meetings where you can chat with others in a friendly, safe environment.  Members will all receive emails with the joining links for Zoom meetings. Non-members should contact for joining instructions. 

Most of our meetings are held  face-to-face meetings, but  some meetings  continue to be held on Zoom for members who prefer to meet in this way. 

Events Diary:

Birmingham IA's Information Day

Save the date! This event is taking place on  Saturday 11th May at the Voco St John's Hotel, Solihull, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull. B91 1AT. 

We'll be sharing details about the programme, the exhibition and the speakers soon, but please Save the Date! 


Socials 2024

  City Centre Socials:

These meetings will be held between 10am and midday in the Deritend Training Room at St Martin's in the Bullring, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB


      Halesowen Socials:

These meetings will be held between 10am and midday in the Mundon Room on the 6th floor at Halesowen Library, in the Cornbow Shopping Centre, Queensway, Halesowen, B63 4AZ.


   Redditch Socials:

These meetings will be held between 10am and midday  in the Coffee Lounge at the Ecumenical Centre, 6 Evesham Walk, Redditch, B97 4EX.


   Solihull Socials:

These meetings will be held between 10.30am and 12.30pm in Room 5 at the Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG


   Sutton Coldfield Socials: please note the change of day to FRIDAY

These meetings will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at The United Reformed Church, 1 Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA


   Tamworth Socials:

The next Tamworth Social will be held  from 10am - midday at St Peter's Church and Community Centre, Hawksworth, Silver Link Road, Tamworth B77 2HH


Additional Socials: 

We hope to hold 'Pop-up' socials in Walsall or Wolverhampton during 2024. We'll keep everyone informed if we are able to arrange this. 


Birmingham IA Zoom meetings:

'Meet the Nurses'

We will be holding more of our popular 'Meet the Nurses' sessions as below. This is your chance to meet with stoma nurses from local hospitals and to ask questions about stoma care. We are very lucky in Birmingham that the SCNs volunteer to give up their time in the evenings after a long day at work, and we are very grateful to them.

Dates are as below. The Zoom links will be circulated to members before the meetings. For further details, please contact,


Other Meetings:

National IA's Information Day:

This year's National IA Information Day is being held on Sat 20th April at The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,  Poyle Rd, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 0FF. Booking details are available on the National IA website. As always, it will be a day packed with presentations by medical experts and workshops by specialists in their fields. 

A number of Birmingham members enjoyed last year’s event in Kenilworth.. 

National IA’s Information Day 2024 is now available to book online - see link below. The Information Day will be a day full of presentations, workshops, a product exhibition throughout the day, an opportunity to meet others and of course, refreshments and lunch. For those staying on into the evening (and who have booked to attend dinner), our gala dinner will follow in the hotel from 7pm.

Date: Saturday 20 April 2024 (registration from 9am)
Venue: Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, Poyle Road, Colnbrook, SL3 0FF
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (registration opens from 9am). Where booked, gala dinner will be available from 7pm
Cost: £10 to attend the Information Day which includes refreshments and lunch during the day. If you wish to attend the gala dinner, please indicate on the booking form – this is charged at an extra £35 per person.

IA National recommends booking early via the booking form below to avoid disappointment. Please book one place for each attendee which covers the cost of attending the information day and includes refreshments and lunch during the day. If you wish to attend the gala dinner please indicate on the booking form which will be charged at an extra £35 per person. The gala dinner will also be in the hotel.

Link for booking is as below:

If you’d like to remind yourself of last year’s presentations, (including the one by Birmingham IA members Mike Jameson and Kal Manotta,) they are available here:

Links to IA National Pouch Zoom meetings:

These are held on the last alternating Tues / Weds / Thursday evenings of every month at 7.30 pm.

Next meetings are:

Booking is through Eventbrite. Links are shown on the IA Internal Pouch Pals Facebook Page for booking two weeks prior to the meetings.