The British Lung Foundation has been approached by pharmaceutical company GSK. They are making 4 “Day in the Life” videos about people living with COPD and would like our help finding some patients to participate in the film.
These short films will be used to raise awareness of COPD among the staff at GSK as well as among the UK public so they will be posted on the company’s website (health.gsk.com). They will not be used to promote any of their products.
The 4 “Day in the Life” videos will be shot at patients’ homes. They want to create a full picture of what living with COPD feels like, so would like to spend a full or half day with each patient, following them in their everyday activities. In addition, at some point during the day there will be a 45-minute interview with the patient, asking questions about his/her everyday life.
Would you like to be a part of this? If you think you fit the below criteria then please contact me directly and let me know a little bit about you and your experience of COPD.
GSK are looking for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of COPD but who do not have asthma as well.
Because they would like to show how it can affect people at different stages of the illness, they would like to film:
•2 patients who are already using a bronchodilator and have had an exacerbation within the last year; and
•2 patients who have not had an exacerbation in the last year.
There may also be opportunities to raise more awareness afterwards by participating in subsequent training events and also answering questions from the media. Please let me know whether this is something that you would be happy to do if you get involved.
GSK will be paying €500 per day per patient, adjusted using the exchange rate at the time of filming. A separate fee will apply to any additional events or media work that you are asked to do.
If you would like to take part or have any questions about what this entails, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stakeholder Engagement Manager