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One of the highlights during 2011 for Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign (BOC) was the appointment of Lord Darzi of Denham as our Patron.


Lord Darzi, who holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London and the Chair of Surgery at the Institute of Cancer Research is best known for his tireless research into minimally invasive surgery and visionary plans for the future of health services and his 2008 report "High Quality Care for All: NHS Next Stage Review". His support and especially in our awareness plans are extremely welcome.
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2011 - A Busy Year

Collaborative Study

2011 was a very busy year for Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign with development of a collaborative study between UKBOR (United Kingdom Barrett's Oesophagus Registry) & Harvard University (Professor Raj Goyal),
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Joint Awareness Campaign
In last years's E-bulletin 1 we highlighted the need to raise awareness of Barrett's oesophagus and we are now pleased to report that we have played a significant part in developing and supporting a Joint Awareness Campaign
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Patient Support Services
BOC provides patient support in a number of ways
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Barretts Wessex
a regional support group of the national charity, Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign, continues to expand and thrive.
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On-line Patient Support Forum
The on-line patient support forum is also growing with 840 members currently, a quarter of whom have been active in the last 6 months.
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Fundraising
Clearly fundraising is a major responsibility for BOC with monies raised increasing our ability to achieve our charitable objectives.
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London (Virgin) Marathon
In 2011 we had two runners in the London Marathon, Sharon Nayau and Nathan Moorey.

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To find out more about the Campaign's work, or the services they offer, please contact:
The Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign, UCL, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science,
Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF
Tel: 020 7472 6223 Fax: 020 7472 6224
Email: info@barrettscampaign.org.uk www.barrettscampaign.org.uk
Registered Charity number 1127495