This video was produced by students of Southampton Solent University in 2015


Inaugurated in July 2009, we aspire to

    • raise public awareness of Barrett's in the region and beyond
    • provide support to sufferers and their families
    • raise funds to enable the Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign to achieve its stated objectives to support research to better understand Barrett’s Oesophagus, provide support and advice to Barrett’s Oesophagus sufferers, their relatives and friends and to raise awareness of the condition to encourage early detection
    • raise funds for local initiatives
    • to support the establishment and running of other patient support groups

    Achievements to date: In May 2011, we presented Southampton General Hospital with a "HALO" radio frequency generator that can prevent Barrett's developing into oesophageal cancer.

    In June 2016, with the help of Southampton Hospital League of Friends, we completed the purchase of a fine bore endoscope which can help detect pre-cancerous changes earlier.

    Barrett's Wessex is also an active member of Action Against Heartburn which has liaised with Department of Health to promote the Be Clear on Cancer oesophago-gastric campaign, produce a GP training package and promotional material.
    We are also an active member of the Oesophageal Cancer Westminster Campaign lobbying MPs to support awareness raising to reduce mortality to oesophageal adenocarcinoma.

    Area (Clicking on the map will enlarge it. Use your browser's back arrow to return to this page.)
    We attempt to cover the whole Wessex area. (Though anyone from outside the area who supports our aims is welcome to join.)

    We have, or are forming, sub-groups based in
    Southampton and Winchester
    BournemouthSalisbury
    Dorchester
    Reading

    We have helped establish groups in London (HCUK London now operates under the auspices of Heartburn Cancer UK charity) and Essex where Barrett's Essex is affiliated to Barrett's Wessex and has its own website here: www.BarrettsEssex.org.uk


    New groups with Wessex are called "hubs" and have their own microsite within this main website.
    We encourage hubs to form their own Local Organising Groups to organise their own events.
    Email enquiries@barrettswessex.org.uk for more details of your local sub-group.

    New groups beyond the boundaries of Wessex, may choose to affiliate with Barrett's Wessex or any other charity
    We use the 7 counties definition of Wessex, defined by the Wessex Society, as Hampshire & IOW, Dorset, Avon & Somerset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

    Although we principally serve those in the Wessex area, we welcome members from outside our area and welcome links with other support groups.
    If you have no support group in your area, we are happy to try and help you form one.


    MEMBERSHIP of Barretts Wessex is free and open to anyone with Barrett's and related conditions, their families, friends and supporters, who support the aims of the group and its parent charity, Click here to find out about the benefits of membership and how to join.

    COMMITTEE: Our group is run by an elected committee of members. Click here to find out about the committee members and the role of the committee.



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     1st August 2014.
    (That is the last 2 or 3 days. And we know we have regular visitors from other countries not shown here.)