Patient Support

Supporting Patients

The OUH clinical team and Occtopus are always keen to hear how we can help patients live well after diagnosis, treatment or surgery.  We hope information on this page will be of help. If you would like to connect with other patients or hear more about support groups, please email

Oxfordshire Bowel Cancer Support Group

Having a diagnosis of bowel or colorectal cancer can come as a shock.  You may feel particularly isolated during this time and think you have no-one to talk to who could  possibly understand the way you feel. Or you may just want to get in touch with other people who are in the same position as you. 

Our Facebook page is a good place to connect with other patients or ask our experts any questions you didn’t raise in your consultation. Please join our Facebook page here and send us a message or write on our wall for help with this.

If you’d like to learn more click on the link above for the Support Group or email  and we can put you in touch.

A Great Relief…

Your journey to the Churchill Hospital via the toilets of Oxfordshire. View our interactive map
Or download the leaflet here: A Great Relief!  

Stoma Care Open Day – next event in 2023

Occtopus will once again be proudly present at the Stoma Care Open Day in 2023. 

The Oxford Stoma Nurses and Salts Healthcare will be holding the Oxford Stoma Patient Open Day 2023 and we would love it if you could join us.

Date: Saturday 9th September

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: Leonardo Hotel Oxford, Godstow Rd, Oxford, OX2 8AL

For more information, please email:

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