Hi Everyone,

So it’s the time of year when you hopefully renew your membership (held at the bargain price of £10) and as usual I nag that you get it back to me asap so I can update all addresses /contact details etc so you receive the most up to date information!

I apologise that this year I have been distracted by family issues and so have not got the full programme for either the convention or next year confirmed, but the dates and hotels are booked so that you can write on your calendars, get them in your phones, ask your receptionists to remind you etc. and come to as many meetings as is physically possible to support YOUR society, and I will let you know as soon as everything is finalized.

Dates for your diary 2017 are as follows:

Sat 14th January: Tickled Trout Preston PR5 0UJ: HILARY PERCIVAL ‘Juvenile Scoliosis’


Sat 11th & Sun 12th March Thorpe Park Hotel Leeds: ‘THE CONVENTION’ (separate programme and booking form to follow!)

Sat 13th May: Tickled Trout Preston: EDWARD POWELL-SMITH ‘Hand & Wrist Surgery’ TBC


Sat 8th July: West Park RUFC ‘The Sycamores’ Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9JR  ‘First Aid In the Workplace’ (FULL DAY –cost to be finalized)

Sat 9th September Tickled Trout, Preston,


Sat 11th November Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate, HG1

All meetings (except July) follow the same format: 1pm meet for lunch, 2pm Lecture, NCSO meeting 4.15pm to finish by 5.30pm so we can get home to our darlings!

I do hope that you will join us as often as you are able, with the new CPD requirements emphasizing communication, this is an ideal opportunity (the cheapest CPD on the block!) to attend the meetings following the lectures, so that your views that can be passed on to the ‘powers that be’, by Dorothy or myself.

I will of course send out reminders by email before each meeting, especially the July but it would be really helpful if you could let me know asap for attendance as it would seem the hotels need to know at least a week in advance for final numbers – particularly if you need feeding!

Looking forward to getting those membership forms back and seeing you all very soon,

Best wishes,


All Correspondence to:

Kathryn L. Elliott D.O.D.P.O

3, Park Lane, Knaresborough, N. Yorks HG5 0DQ

01423 868388                         kaloelliott@aol.com