Our team of friendly and knowledgeable regional managers covers the whole of the UK. Together with the head of regions they support and manage all the regional services, provide local information and advice, and signpost to different services.
They can provide information and advice about any aspect of living with macular disease.
Find the full list of regional managers below, or call the groups admin team on 01264 560 259.
Regional Patient Information Events
Our regional managers bring together patients in their area and local clinic professionals for regular Patient Information Events. During the coronavirus outbreak these are being held online, using Zoom or via teleconference – but they still give you the chance to put your questions to a clinician, ECLO, nurse or ROVI.
That might include:
- What can I do to prepare for my injection?
- Should I be taking supplements to slow my age-related macular degeneration?
- Will stem cell therapy repair my vision?
- How will clinics keep me safe during the coronavirus pandemic?
- What local support is available to help me adapt to my sight loss?
Upcoming Patient Information Events
Northern Ireland – 26 March
Hear about the latest research and studies at Queens University Belfast, find out about the macular clinic at Mater Hospital, and get services information from Diabetes UK and the Macular Society.
To register for this event on Zoom, please contact Karen Toogood on 028 91466305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
England South West – 26 March
Optometrist and keen supporter of the Macular Society, Amar Shah will talk about Dry AMD and looking after your sight during the pandemic and how to access local low vision services in the Bristol area. Amar will be able to ask pre-posed questions and give general advice.
For more information, please contact Judy Pride, Regional Manager for the South West
Email email@example.com or phone 07947 373244
England South East – 28 April
Consultant Ophthalmologist, clinical lead for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and his team from The Royal Sussex will deliver this session – details to follow. Contact Stella Black on 01306 644908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to register your interest.
Northern Ireland – 9 October
Wales – 15 October
Maria Storesund – Head of Regions
Tel: 07884 742 517
Stella Black – Senior Regional Manager for the South
Tel: 07494 467 980
Amanda Read – Senior Regional Manager for the North
Tel: 07432 700 487
Jo Reader – Regional Manager for Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire
Tel: 07376 398 916
Judy Pride– Regional Manager for the South West
Tel: 07947 373244
Dianne Nicola – Regional Manager for the London area
Tel: 07824 330 951
Adele Francis – Senior Regional Manager for Wales
Tel: 07494 468 007
Marian Williams – Regional Manager for North Wales
Tel: 07495 054 053
Dr Hazel McFarlane – Senior Regional Manager for Scotland
Tel: 07586 168 803
Laura Gray – Regional Manager for North East Scotland
Tel: 07948 352 967
Karen Toogood – Senior Regional Manager for Northern Ireland
Tel: 07852 885 925
Dr Emma Baxter – Regional Manager for the Western and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts Northern Ireland
Tel: 07879 529 267
Groups Admin team - based in our Head Office in Andover, Hampshire
Angela Jackson – Office & Regional Administration Manager
Tel: 01264 321 986
Charlotte Fogerty - Regional Administrator
Melinda Boardman – Regional Administrator
Olivia Gray - Regional Administrator
Tel: 01264 560 259