Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Star Throwers Statement regarding the Interim Orders Panel Hearing for Dr Henry Mannings on Tuesday 27th November 2012

We would like to make it fully clear we understand the purpose of the GMC Interim Orders Panel is to ensure patient safety, which we are in full agreement with.

Dr Mannings attended a GMC Interim Orders Panel hearing on Tuesday 27th November 2012, after which the GMC have concluded that there are no grounds for suspension. However, they have decided to restrict Dr Mannings' prescribing of medication to within NHS premises only.

Star Throwers charity will remain open as usual, with Dr Mannings continuing to offer advice and support to cancer patients and their families.

The restriction is based on the allegations of one oncology consultant at one hospital, and is despite the fact that the two patients mentioned in the allegations had significantly benefitted from the therapy they had received from Dr Mannings. At no time have there been complaints from any of Dr Mannings’ patients or their families.

The loss of prescribing ability at Star Throwers is a loss to many of the patients who have been given up on by their own oncologist.

It is important to note that the IOP's decision is based "on the interest of patient safety" and has no bearing regarding any findings of fact or the veracity of the allegations.

Although we are not allowed to discuss the details of the Interim Orders Panel's decision report, we find the decision made by the panel difficult to understand considering the overwhelming evidence produced in favour of Dr Mannings, particularly by experienced senior oncologists, a professor of oncology, nurses and pharmacists.

We hope that there will be a full public GMC hearing, whose purpose is to decide the veracity of the allegations, within the next 18 months so that the true facts of this case will become evident.

Dr Mannings would like to express how touched he is by the hundreds of letters written and phone calls in support of Dr Mannings and all the staff at Star Throwers.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wymondham Players Reveal 60th Anniversary Charity Calendar

The ladies of Wymondham Players have produced their own Calendar Girls calendar which they are selling to raise money for Star Throwers. 

It also marks the Players 60th Anniversary, for which they are performing Calendar Girls in April 2013.

The concept of the calendar is to show all the elements involved in putting on a production, from publicity, to rehearsals and all the back-room work that’s involved and it took some ingenuity in posing the photos to preserve the ladies modesty!

Calendars are available from Star Throwers centre and shop, Wardrobes, Reeves, or the Book Fountain (all in Wymondham), for just £5.

More details and online orders can be found here -

Friday, 9 November 2012

Fancy some Yoga Soup?

This December, Norfolk Yoga Group are hosting a charity Christmas Special in aid of Star Throwers!

An evening consisting of delicious yoga presented by a host of Norfolk Yoga Teachers - Vonnie Bloom, Lou Kitchener, Helen Shepherd, Barbara Ives, Carol Wilkinson and Mike Beaven - followed by even more delicious miso soup and raw mince pies is up for grabs.

Saturday 8th December 10am - 2pm
The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, NR8 5AH.
Only £15.

All proceeds will be kindly donated to Star Throwers to support people in Norfolk affected by cancer.

If you would like to attend this event, for more details or to book please visit or call 01603 412072.