Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) Birmingham Patient Information Day

Our chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) information day is perfect for patients, family members or loved ones looking for more information about CLL. The day will include talks on coping with your diagnosis, side effects, second-line treatment and more.

When: 24 April 2020

Where: Birmingham

Join us for our next Patient Information Day in Birmingham

Our information day has been created for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients, family members or loved ones looking for more information about CLL. On the day, you’ll get to meet others who are going through or been through a similar situation to you.

Dr Shankara Paneesha from Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham will be the main speaker on the day and will be joined by CNS’s and other healthcare professionals.

Some of the topics covered on the day include coping with your diagnosis, fatigue, follow up and future treatments and the emotional impact of your diagnosis. There will also be a table discussion which will give you the chance to exchange ideas and strategies with others.

The day is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Date: Friday 24th April 2020

Time: 9am – 4:30pm

Location: Birmingham, the exact location is to be confirmed

Places are limited for this event. Book now to avoid disappointment.

If you would like more information, please call a member of our Patient Services Team on 08088 010 444 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm) or email


Agenda can be downloaded here.

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